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They each bear hallmarks for London 1825 the makers mark of Paul Storr and the coat of arms of the Family of Tyrwhitt-Drake.
Each has a wonderful gadrooned edge with shells typical of Paul Storr's work.
We have researched the coat of arms and found the following:
The Arms of the Family of Tyrwhitt-Drake
The arms as engraved upon this Pair of George IV English Sterling Silver Coasters by Paul Storr hallmarked London 1825 are those of the family of Tyrwhitt-Drake. They may be blazoned as follows:
Arms: Quarterly 1st and 4th Argent a wyvern wings displayed and tail nowed gules (for Drake) 2nd and 3rd Gules three lapwings or (for Tyrwhitt)
Given the date of the manufacture of these Paul Storr coasters they were undoubtedly commissioned during the lifetime of Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake, of Shardeloes, in the County of Buckinghamshire. Thomas was born on the 16th March 1783, the eldest son of Thomas Drake, also of Shardeloes (died 1810) and Anne, daughter and co-heiress of the Reverend William Wickham, of Garsington, in the County of Oxfordshire. It was this Thomas who assumed in 1776, the surname and arms of Tyrwhitt; but on inheriting the estates of his own family upon the death of his father, William Drake (died 8th August 1796) resumed in addition, his paternal name of Drake, and became Tyrwhitt Drake which later members of the family hyphenated as Tyrwhitt-Drake.
The family of Drake, of Shardeloes stems from John Drake, of Exmouth in the County of Devon who lived during the reign of King Henry V. The family also settled at Otterton and Ashe in the same county. A collateral branch of the Drakes, of Shardeloes were created Baronets of Ashe in the Baronetage of England on the 31st August 1660, this baronetcy fell into extinction for want of a male heir on the 21st October 1733. William Drake, of Shardeloes was also created a Baronet on the 17th July 1641, but his baronetcy fell into extinction for the same reason in 1669 whereupon the family estates were inherited by the first and last baronet’s nephew, Sir William Drake, the ancestor of Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake who commissioned these particular coasters.
There is no mistaking their unique quality and design, which is sure to make them treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 5 x Width 7 x Depth 7
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2.0 x Width 2.8 x Depth 2.8
Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala (ca. 1841 – 1871) was a Spanish academic painter who was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1841 or 1842. He moved to Madrid in 1859, where he enrolled in the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and studied with Federico de Madrazo.
In 1860, he studied in Paris withJean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891). He achieved success at the Paris Salon of 1867.
Zamacois y Zabala is associated with both classicism and anti-clerical art. He is known to have employed the Swiss painter Edouard Castres (1838-1902) as his assistant. He died in Madrid in 1871 at the age of 29. Paul Storr
born in London England in 1771, was to become one of the most talented silversmiths of the nineteenth century. Today his legacy of exceptionally well crafted silver, found worldwide in museums and private collections, leaves one in awe when compared to that of his contemporaries.After having served a seven year apprenticeship from the age of 14, he began his career in 1792 when he went into a brief partnership with William Frisbee. This did not last and in 1793 a new mark, (his initials ‘P S’) was entered. By the beginning of the nineteenth century he had established himself as one of London’s top silversmiths producing, amongst others, commissions for Royalty.
In 1801 he married Elizabeth Susanna Beyer with whom he was to have ten children. In 1807 Paul Storr entered into a working relationship with Philip Rundell and by 1811 was a partner, and managing the workshops for Rundell, Bridge & Rundell.
During this period he kept his own marks and separate workshop. However it was through Rundell, Bridge & Rundell who were appointed Goldsmith in Ordinary to George III in 1804 that his reputation as a master silversmith grew. His talents lay in being able to transform ideas and designs from Rundell, Bridge & Rundell’s designers, William Theed II, the chief modeller and head of the design department, and later John Flaxman II who succeeded him in 1817. During this period Rundell, Bridge & Rundell’s reputation grew due to the patronage of the Prince Regent (later George IV).
Our reference: 05910
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