Portuguese Service

(1810-11)

The silver gilt part of the Portuguese service. A later addition which was made by Paul Storr in 1810-11. The centrepiece to the dinner service is influenced by French and British design.

The three winged figures formed around the stem are influenced by Percier and Fontaine,French architects and lead designers in the French Empire fashion.

However the lions are cast with a bold and distinctly British style.

Paul Storr (1770-1844) is the most famous English silversmith of the late Georgian period.