A handsome antique sterling silver soup tureen in the Adam style. Classic boat shape with gadroon borders, half fluting and an imposing crown finial. To both sides there is a fine hand engraved armorial topped by a large crown (same as the lid finial). To the lid there is a hand engraved double lion crest, also topped by the family crown. The motto "Fama Semper Vivet" means "May His Fame last Forever". Weight 2680 grams, 86 troy ounces. Height 26 cms. Spread across the handles 44 cms. Width 33.5 cms. Depth 21 cms. London 1791. Maker James Young whose work is described by Grimwade as being of elegant neoclassical design and fine finish.
This imposing silver tureen is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Good gauge silver. The armorials and crests are still crisp. Both lid and base are stamped with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
The coat of arms, motto and crest are for Thomas-Henry Liddell, Baron of Ravensworth. It has the escutcheon for Simpson, his wife Maria-Susannah, the daughter of John Simpson, Esq., by Lady Anne Lyon of Strathmore.