An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George IV English sterling silver soup tureen with matching stand and associated ladle; part of our silverware collection
This exceptional George IV sterling silver soup
has a lobed ovoid form onto four impressive scrolling bracket style feet. tureen
This tureen retains its original exceptional raised stand, which is embellished with a serpentine shaped, gadroon decorated border.
The rim of this antique tureen is ornamented with a band of impressive gadroon decoration accented with chased acanthus leaf and shell motifs.
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.
The original hallmarked domed, lobed cover is surmounted by an unusual chased decorated twisted scroll and acanthus leaf style handle.
There is 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.
Above the coat of arms is a bright cut engraved crest depicting a gryphon's/griffin's head erased.
This crest is also displayed to one side of the cover.
hallmarked stand is supported by four chased acanthus leaf and scroll decorated bracket style feet.
The soup tureen is presented with associated fiddle and thread patterned
with matching bright cut engraved crest. ladle
The ladle was made by 'William Chawner II, London' 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.
This impressive 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.
struck to the surface of the tureen and to the underside of the stand, and part hallmarks struck to the underside of the cover are all very clear. hallmarks
Full hallmarks struck to the reverse of the ladle handle are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of George IV silverware.
Height on stand to top of finial 28cm/11.1"
Height off stand to top of finial 23.5cm/9.25"
Tureen 135 troy ounces/4199g
Ladle 8 troy ounces/249g
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