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Stag Hunt, Antique Sterling Silver Pierced Ladle, Very Rare, By Hunt & Roskell
Antique English, sterling silver, pierced ladle in the rare Stag Hunt pattern. Made In London By Hunt & Roskell, Silversmiths & Jewelers To Queen Victoria. The bowl is nicely gilded on the inside.
The ladle Is 8 1/8" long with a bowl diameter of 2 1/2" Stag Hunt is a very rare Regency pattern designed for Rundell Bridge & Rundell by Stothard. The pattern was originally made by Paul Storr but Storr's successors continued to make this design later into the 19th and 20th century
The image of the stag hunt on the front of the stem is very graphic and well executed while the reverse of the stem has a striking classical design.
Hunt & Roskell, a firm of manufacturing and retail jewellers and silversmiths, was founded by Paul Storr in 1819, trading as Storr & Co. (1819-1822), Storr & Mortimer (1822-1838), Mortimer & Hunt (1838-1843) and then Hunt & Roskell (1843-1897). Hunt & Roskell had retail premises at 156 New Bond Street and a manufactory at 26 Harrison Street, near Clerkenwell. John Samuel Hunt, who had assisted Storr from the start, continued as a partner until his death in 1865, when he was succeeded by his son, John Hunt (d.1879). Robert Roskell, formerly a watchmaker and merchant of Liverpool, joined in 1844 and remained in the firm until his death in 1888. In 1889 the firm was taken over by J.W. Benson and continued in business as Hunt & Roskell Ltd until circa 1965.
|Country of Origin||
Hunt & Roskell
|Type / Pattern||
Stag Hunt Pattern
8 1/8" long
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