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George III silver gilt tea service by Paul Storr and John Emes – £5000 at Lyon & Turnbull.

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The mark of Paul Storr (London 1803) appears to both the jug, stand and burner, while the covered sugar bowl and cream jug to the same Grecian design have marks for John Emes (also London 1803).

Weighing a total of 84oz, it sold at the top end of a £3000-5000 estimate at Lyon & Turnbull (20/25% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh on March 9.