Paul Storr (English, 1771-1844). Sterling silver circular soup bowl with a gadrooned border, 1806. Etched with the combined armorial crests of the prominent Ashkenazi Jewish Rothschild family and Cohen family along both sides of the rim. Stamped along the reverse with maker's marks, sterling lion passant, London city mark, date mark, and King George III duty mark.
These plates were created for the 1806 marriage between Baron Nathan Mayer Rothschild and Hannah Barnett Cohen, daughter of Levi Barnett Cohen. Baron Nathan Mayer Rothschild was the founder of the English branch of this prominent European family and worked to maintain the elevated status of the Rothschilds among investment bankers of the day. At the time of his death, it was said that he was the richest man in England.Height: 1 1/4 in x diameter: 9 3/4 in. Gross weight of sterling: 21.41 Troy oz.
No visible cracks or losses. No visible dents along the rim. No major dents; throughout the item, there are a few scattered areas with minute dents; however, they do not alter the overall appearance of the item significantly. Wear throughout as expected from age and use. Surface scratches throughout, particularly along the interior of the plate; please see the listing image. No visible signs of restoration under UV light. Along the underside, wear throughout as expected.
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