Antique Covered Dishes by Hunt and Roskell

£7,700.00

A pair of Victorian silver vegetable dishes and domed covers bearing the mark of John Samuel Hunt, for Hunt and Roskell of London. Also marked ‘Hunt and Roskell late Storr Mortimer and Hunt’. Domed fluted covers with cast foliate handles, on circular dishes with leaf and gadroon borders, the dishes 1845, the covers 1844. 3155g (pair), 290mm maximum diameter. Each numbered 2328. Each crested

Stock ref: 06-35-082

£7700.00

The company originally founded by Paul Storr in 1819 when he left Rundell & Bridge to go in partnership with John Mortimer.  John Samuel Hunt joined the company after his apprenticeship with Paul Storr and took his place after he retired in 1838, changing the name of the company to Mortimer and Hunt. In 1843 John Mortimer retired and the firm became finally Hunt and Roskell. At that time it counted three partners: John Samuel Hunt, his son and Robert Roskell Jr. (son of a watchmaker from Liverpool).

Based in Bond Street, London and gained in the late 1840’s, the Royal Warrant of Queen Victoria.

Creating large ornate centrepieces, dishes, salvers,tea sets, candelabra and elaborate jewellery, they worked with the Imperial Russian Court, commissioning several pieces.

Their Silverware is often naturalistically modelled and exquisitely detailed, decorated with foliate motifs and scrolling patterns.

The firm exhibited at the Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in London in 1851

After the death of John Hunt and Robert Ruskell, their sons kept running the business.

The company became a Limited company and survived until the late 1960’s.

 

Description

A pair of Victorian Sterling Silver vegetable dishes and covers bearing the mark of John Samuel Hunt, for Hunt and Roskell of London. Also marked ‘Hunt and Roskell late Storr Mortimer and Hunt’. Domed fluted covers with cast foliate handles, on circular dishes with leaf and gadroon borders, the dishes 1845, the covers 1844. 3155g (pair), 290mm maximum diameter. Each numbered 2328.

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Metal

Antique Sterling Silver