This wine cooler, one of a pair, is the work of Paul Storr, arguably England´s greatest Regency silversmith. Rienzi is fortunate to own over a hundred pieces of sterling silver and silver-gilt made by this distinguished silversmith´s firm. Storr modeled the wine cooler after a famous antiquity, called the Warwick Vase, which dates from the second century A.D. Similar vases, commissioned from Paul Storr by the Prince Regent, remain in the Royal Collection. The coat of arms of Frederick, Duke of York and second son of George III, appear on the pedestals of the Rienzi versions, also royal commissions.


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Maker
Made by Paul Storr, English, 1771–1844
Retailer
Made for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, London, active 1805–1827
Title
Wine Cooler (one of a pair)
Date
1811–12
Medium
Sterling silver, gilt
Dimensions
Overall: 9 3/4 × 14 1/4 × 10 1/4 in. (24.8 × 36.2 × 26 cm)
Credit Line

The Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III

Current Location
Rienzi
RIENZI DINING ROOM
Accession Number
94.1204.2.A-.C
Classification
Metalwork
Provenance

Frederick, Duke of York, 2nd son of King George III, probably 1811–12; (Christie’s, London, 19–12 March 1827); (Veitch, London); Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III; MFAH, 1994.