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THE GREAT BARR SALVER - An exceptionally fine George III Salver, of unusual size, made in London in 1814 by Paul Storr.


The Salver is of an unusual size and was most probably used for serving drinks and stands on four unusual feet decorated with palm leaves and flower heads. The raised shaped circular rim is decorated with gadrooning interspersed with anthemion motifs, in addition to double Rococo raying shells flanked by acanthus foliage. This is a most unusual design to come from the Storr workshops. The centre of the Salver is engraved with a contemporary Armorial, with Motto below and Crest above, all surrounded by a finely executed cartouche of pluming feathery scrolls. The Salver is in excellent condition, is of a very good weight and is very well marked on the reverse.

The Arms, Crest and Motto are those of Sir Joseph Scott, 1st Baronet (1752-1828). In 1799 he served as High Sheriff of Staffordshire and was Member of Parliament for Worcester in 1802-1806. On 30th April, 1806, he was created 1st Baronet of Great Barr. He married Mary Whitby in 1796 and, by her, had three issue. Their seat was Great Barr Hall, an image of which is shown. The Great Hall and staircase is also shown, which illustrates part of their important collection of Old Master paintings.

Diameter: 10.5 inches, 26.25cm.

Weight: 31oz.