A William IV silver Caster by Paul Storr.
A William IV silver Caster, London 1836, by Paul Storr for Storr and Mortimer. The caster, after an 18th century rococo style, is stamped beneath with a pattern number ‘378’ and engraved with a cypher below an earl’s coronet. Te top and foot are additionally stamped with a French mark of guarantee. The underside of the foot has an area of scratching which may have been part of the French assay at the date of the guarantee mark.
This caster is from the end of Paul Storr’s career, before his quarrel with Mortimer and his subsequent retirement. Casters bearing Storr’s mark are unusual.
Height – 16 cm.; Diameter – 6.20 cm.; Weight – 203.60 gms.