Of racing interest. A magnificent antique silver gilt wine cooler by the world famous English silversmith Paul Storr. Elegant classical style with Campana urn form; the twin handles mounted with Bacchanalian face masks. The lift off cover has a finial in the form of a wrythen fluted flower seed with petal surround. Embossed to the front in low relief is a charming scene of horses relaxing and socialising. The reverse has an applied laurel wreath containing an engraved inscription for Newcastle Upon Tyne Stewards 1817.
Weight 3718 grams, 119 troy ounces.
Made by Paul Storr and retailed by Rundell Bridge and Rundell.
1. Inscribed to the reverse “Newcastle Upon Tyne 1817 Stewards. Hon. WN Powlett, Matt Bell Esq, Rob Nickolson Esq”
2. Stamped around the base with the Rundell’s Latin mark « Rundell Bridge et Rundell Aurifices Regis et Principie Wallae Londini »