These exceptional antique George IV sterling silver soup bowls / plates have a plain circular form.
The raised borders of these Paul Storr soup bowls are embellished with an exceptionally crisp and impressive contemporary engraved coat of arms encircled with the motto of the Baronetage of Nova Scotia: 'Fax Mentis Honest¦ Gloria' - Glory is the light of a noble mind and surmounted with a Lord of Parliament's coronet, all above the motto 'Ryde Through'*.
The opposing side of the aforementioned plateaued border is embellished with a bright cut engraved simplified floral design.
Each antique silver bowl is ornamented with an exceptional cast and applied gadroon decorated shaped border to the rim accented with large scrolling leaf designs.
The deep circular well of each soup bowl is plain and unembellished.
The underside of each soup bowl retains the silversmith's original centre punch mark.
These impressive examples of antique silverware were crafted by the renowned and collectable London silversmith Paul Storr.
* This coat of arms pertains to John Hamilton of Broomhall, the 1st Lord Belhaven and Stenton. At time of manufacture there was no extant baronetcy in the Hamilton family and it can be determined that these plates/bowls belonged to the Lord Belhaven and Stenton. Read this items heraldic identification report.
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