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SOLD - Sterling Silver Soup Tureen with Matching Stand - Antique George IV

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George IV English sterling silver soup tureen with matching stand and associated ladle; an addition to our ornamental dining silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Soup Tureen with Matching Stand - Antique George IV
SOLD - Sterling Silver Soup Tureen with Matching Stand - Antique George IV

Description


This exceptional George IV sterling silver soup tureen has a lobed ovoid form onto four impressive scrolling bracket style feet.


The panelled surface of the tureen is embellished with a bright cut marital coat of arms to one side of the tureen depicting three bees to one side, and three shells to the opposing side.


The coat of arms is surmounted by a bright cut engraved crest depicting a gryphon's/griffin's head erased.


The rim of this antique tureen is ornamented with a band of impressive gadroon decoration accented with chased acanthus leaf and shell motifs.


The tureen retains the original hallmarked domed, lobed cover is surmounted by an unusual chased decorated twisted scroll and acanthus leaf style handle.


The cover is embellished with the aforementioned crest to the body.


This tureen is fitted with impressive tied leaf and thread decorated handles with exceptional chased decorated acanthus leaf sockets.


The feet of this antique tureen are embellished with fine chased scroll and shell decoration.


This tureen retains its original exceptional raised stand, which is embellished with a serpentine shaped, gadroon decorated border.


The original hallmarked stand is supported by four chased acanthus leaf and scroll decorated bracket style feet.


The soup tureen is presented with an associated Fiddle and Thread pattern ladle with matching bright cut engraved crest.


The ladle was crafted by the renowned London silversmith William Chawner II in 1831.


This George IV tureen is an exceptional example of its type - it is difficult to find pieces such as this presented with a matching stand.


Date: 1829/1831

Condition


This impressive antique sterling silver soup tureen with matching stand is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The bright cut engraved crests and coat of arms are very sharp.

The chased decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the tureen and to the underside of the stand, and part hallmarks struck to the interior of the cover are all very clear.

The full hallmarks struck to the reverse of the ladle handle are also very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of George IV silverware.


Dimensions


Tureen

Height on stand to top of finial 28cm/11.1"

Height off stand to top of finial 23.5cm/9.25"

Width 20cm/7.8"

Length 34cm/13.3"


Stand

Height 5cm/1.9"

Width 34cm/13.3"

Length 43cm/16.9"


Weight


Tureen 135 troy ounces/4199g

Ladle 8 troy ounces/249g


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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