Paul StorrPaul Storr (1771 - 1844)
Paul Storr is regarded by many as one of the world's greatest silversmiths.
Paul was born in Westminster, London in 1771, the son of a skilled silver chaser. Having served a seven-year apprenticeship, Paul registered his own maker's mark with the London Assay Office.
Over the years, Paul produced high quality silver items, showing his mastery of the craft, which is still recognised and appreciated today. His early work reflected the grandiose neoclassical style, whereas his later pieces had a more naturalistic design (though it may be said, often over embellished).
Whilst working for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, Paul Storr produced a significant number of pieces for Lord Horatio Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and King George IV. Many such pieces may now be viewed in the Royal Collection held by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.