George IV Antique Silver Tureen


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Object Description

A large and imposing sterling silver tureen with matching cover. Excellent size for serving soup, casseroles and vegetables. Oval bellied shape with twin side handles, stunningly shaped feet and cast silver lid handle. Hand engraved to the front is a large armorial with the matching elephant crest to the lid. Heavy gauge silver. Good colour.

Weight 3433 grams, 110.3 troy ounces.
Spread across handles 40.5cm. Length 31cm. Width 24cm. Height 24cm.
London 1824.
Maker Samuel Davenport.

Marks. Stamped underneath the body and on the top of the lid with a full set of English silver hallmarks.

Samuel Davenport, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark 1786. 2nd mark, in partnership with Edward Davenport 1809. His son Samuel was apprenticed to William Seaman 1809. Sarah Davenport, incuse mark as smallworker 1813, possibly his widow.

Object Literature

Antique Silver Tureens with side carrying handles were introduced during the reign of George II. The lid /cover helped to keep the contents warm. They are generally oval shaped, although they can be round or rectangular. Some have detachable liners and/or matching stands.

Object Condition

This large serving tureen is in very good condition. Crisp engraving.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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