Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
Victorian Sterling Silver Soup Tureen.
This superb antique Victorian sterling silver Soup Tureen is melon shaped with is a plain silver liner and stands on an oval pedestal foot. The Tureen is beautifully engraved on either side of the body and lid with an armorial. The border of the body is shaped with a scroll and leaf design. The tureen has two exceptional shaped handles ornamented with a central leaf and bead decoration. The original plain silver liner is hallmarked for 1843. Height to top of handle 12inches 30.5 cm. Height to side 8 inches 20.4 cm Width form handle to handle is 18.75 inches 47.7 cm Body 9.75 x 14.75inches 24.8 x 37. 8 cm Interior 8 x9275 inches 20.4 x 24.8 cm

Tureens were introduced via the French court in the early 18th century as a functional table piece from which a host could serve soup or stew and the word “tureen” is derived from the French word “terrine”. Louis XIV’s taste for hot, rich stews is often credited as a major influence in the use of tureens. As tureens became a symbol of wealth, many were engraved with marital or family armorials. In the mid 1700’s, tureens were provided with matching stands and ladles, and by the late 1700’s sauce boats were replaced with smaller sauce tureens, often matching the larger tureens.
Good plus Full hallmarks struck to under body, under lid and under liner.
Dimensions
Height 12.00 inch (30.48 cm)
Weight 143.00oz t (4447.30g)
Stock Code
Sa144x43
Medium
Tureen
Signed/Inscribed
1841
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