Important Silversmiths – Paul Storr
Paul Storr is the most celebrated English silversmith of the Regency period and one of England’s most famed of all times.
Ranging from tableware to the most magnificent sculptural artworks, he made use of the most innovative technology to create extravagant and very sophisticated masterpieces.
After his apprenticeship with the Swedish-born silversmith Andrew Fogelberg, he later associated with the royal silversmiths Rundell & Bridge. Catherine the Great of Russia and Kings George III and George IV were unquestionably the most illustrious clients of the firm. The latter commissioned some of the most exquisite pieces for Carlton House and Windsor Castle, still part of the Royal Collection.
In 1819 he broke with the company and in 1822 joined a partnership with John Mortimer, until he retired in 1838.
Paul Storr designed some of the most exceptional silver pieces ever made, combining Neoclassical style and Rococo ornamental motifs.
His most flamboyant and monumental creations are nowaday displayed in the most important international museums, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum in New York or the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston. However many of his artworks are still on the market, and they continue to increase in value.