Paul Storr

(1755—1844) manufacturing silversmith

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(b London, 1771; d London, 4 March 1844). English silversmith. He was apprenticed from 1785 to 1792 to Andrew Fogelberg in Soho, London, and his early work is executed in a style similar to Fogelberg's. Storr was made a freeman in 1792 and joined the workshop of William Frisbee, a plateworker, of 5 Cock Lane, Snow Hill, London. Their joint mark was used from 2 May 1792, although Storr's own mark was entered on 12 January 1793. His pupils at this time included, until 1802, Benjamin Smith. From 1796 Storr worked independently at 20 Air Street, where he produced such important pieces as the font (1797-8; London, BM) for the christening of the eldest son of William Cavendish-Bentinck, 4th Duke of Portland (d 1854).


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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