A pair of Paul Storr Forks for a wealthy Irishman.
A pair of George III silver Kings Husk Table Forks, London 1819, by Paul Storr, engraved with the arms of William Henry Magan (1790-1840), of Clonearl with the arms of his wife, Eliza Georgina Loftus, in pretence.
William Henry Magan evidently ordered a large canteen from Storr at this date – a set of twenty four table knives and twenty four table forks was recently sold at auction by Lawrences’ of Crewkerne.
‘The marriage of William Henry Magan, rather grandly known as ‘The Magnificent’ of Clonearl, near Daingean, Co. Offaly to the heiress Elizabeth Georgina Loftus of Killyon Manor, Co. Meath cemented one of the great Irish family fortunes’. [excerpt from an artice in the Irish Independent, by Liam Collins, 15th May 2016, which can be found online].
Length – 21.20 cm.; Width – 3 cm.; Weight – 206.80 gms.