A George III silver-gilt egg-frame.

The frame stands on four feet and has fluted supports and reeded borders. It has six egg cups and six egg spoons, dated 1793 and made by Smith & Fearn, who specialised in spoon making.

It also has two vase-shaped pepper pots and a partly fluted oval salt basket and cover which are engraved with the Cecil crest below an earl’s coronet and carry the mark of Paul Storr of London, and dated 1792 and 1793.

Paul Storr, (1770-1844) who entered his first mark in 1792, was to become the most celebrated silversmith of the early 19th Century, producing magnificent Neo-Classical pieces for royalty and the aristocracy.


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