A substantial pair of antique silver tureens with matching covers having a plain background design, gadroon borders, and amazing applied decoration. The body with a band of classical face masks and coiling rope handles. The lids with artichoke finials rising from an arrangement of cast vegetables. There is a hand engraved crest to the front of the lid and tureen. The interior is lightly gilded.
Weight 3371 grams, 108 troy ounces.
Height 24.1cm (to top of finial). Spread across handles 24.1cm. Diameter 15cm.
Maker William Fountain.
Very unusual size. Useful for serving vegetables or large covered sauce containers.