A fine George III silver two-handled tea urn, by Paul Storr, London 1814, of classical vase form, ribbon-tied foliate handles, the neck chased with foliage and anthemion decoration and acanthus leaf border. The centre front has a contemporary hand engraved armorial for importance with part-fluted decoration above and below. The fabulous fluted tap has a lion mask spout and fluted ivory handle. The top of the tea urn has a delightful fluted pull-off cover with a crest and detachable fluted and foliate finial and the interior with a silver heating rod holder. The tea urn sits on a raised fluted circular foot which has a square base and four sumptuous winged paw feet.
Weight: 170 troy ounces/5296 grams
Height: 21.5 inches/54.5cm
Width: 18.8 inches/27.5cm
Diameter: 9 inches/22.75cm (bowl widest)
Condition: Excellent throughout
Provenance: Alexander Campbell (1768-1817), and then by family descent to the current owner.
The arms are those of Campbell of Hallyard, granted in 1814 to Alexander Campbell.