Hunt & Roskell Late Storr & Mortimer STERLING SILVER Presentation Vase with Military Battle Scene
Offering this monumental hallmarked and signed great presentation vase. Close-up of the battle scene appears to shows Calvary and infantry clashing with wounded, swords, muskets. Not sure what battle this is but looking at the uniforms could be around 1846-60. Possible Hessian or French. Not an expert on British Military.
Item does have a few bumps and one crimp near the top (can see it in the 4th photo). Some dents around the lower portion where the leaves or feathers are located. Item would be worth the capital expense to have it restored. If anyone can share what the battle scene is, please email us. Thank you.
weight 20.45 troy oz. Initials engraved MWL
Date: We believe the date on this piece is c. 1895. Makers Mark: A-B over A-H-B inside shield
Measurements: 11-7/8 " high, 5-3/4" at widest point , base 4-1/4, 5-1/2 at top rim.
Silversmiths and jewelers to Queen Victoria. Successors to Mortimer &
Hunt on the retirement of John Mortimer. Objects from this source are also in
the holdings of the Dept of Asia. They were still trading by at least as late as
Hunt & Roskell, a firm of manufacturing and retail jewelers and silversmiths, was founded by Paul Storr in 1819, trading as Storr & Co. (1819-22), Storr & Mortimer (1822-38), Mortimer & Hunt (1838-43) and then Hunt & Roskell (1843-97). 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 c.1965.