A Museum Quality George III Silver Soup Tureen

£25,000

A very fine George III silver soup tureen. Of oval bellied form with a gadrooned/ribbed border. The cushion shaped body is hand raised and stands on four robust cast legs, with shell-moulded feet. Cast handles and supports are applied to the sides decorated with matching gadrooning.  An armorial is engraved to the body. The cover is decorated with a matching gadrooned border and surmounted with a large final handle, and engraved with a crest. 
 
All parts clearly hallmarked for London 1784 by ID & TD.
 
This soup tureen is in exceptional size and in wonderful condition with no repairs, dents or erasures. Stand true on a flat surface and is of a very thick gauge.
 
Soup tureens of this age and size are few and far between, this one being of museum quality standard.
 
Length: 41cm or 16 inches
Width: 28cm or 11 inches
Height: 25cm or 10 inches
 
Weight: 4686g or 165 oz or 150.5 ozT
 
Provenance: Private Collection from an Ambassador’s Residence

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