Marked by Paul Storr (English, 1771–1844)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
Overall: 6.9cm (2 11/16in.) Other (Overall; w/feet): 66.3cm (26 1/8in.) Other (Minimum; w/o ft (w/feet)): 63cm (24 13/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
The circular salver has a broad, richly decorated rim with four cast scrolled feet. The rim, cast in sections and chased, is molded with female masks at the feet that represent the Seasons. On the border, between them, amid scrolls and shells, are fruits, flowers, folliage, and animals (birds, sheep, a rabbit, and a dog), also symbolizing the Seasons. The tray of the salver is chased with the signs of the zodiac enclosed by scrolls and flowers, at the center of which is engraved a coat of arms in a plain reserve. The edge of the tray is secured on the underside by a strip of sheet soldered onto the rim and hammered over the rim.
ARMORIALS: arms of Ffarington quartering BENSON, RUFINE, BRADSHAW, BRADSHAW (ancient), ASPULL, FITTON, GARDEN, MALVOISIN, BRERETON, NOWELL, MERELY, FITTON, HARGREAVES, and FFARINGTON for William Ffarington Esq., of Shaw Hall, co. Lancaster (1766-1837) Motto: Domat omnia virtus.
On underside of salver, maker's mark PS (Grimwade 2235)(repeated on border); lion passant (repeated on border); leopard's head; date letter h (repeated on border); sovereign's head (repeated on border).
Purchased from Garrard & Co., London, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour for $2500. (Accession Date: September 15, 1955)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour