the tureen and cover realistically chased as a walking turtle with handle formed as a small turtle and shells, gilt-interior, raised on a conforming silver-plated warming stand with four seahorse supports linked by overlapping waves and shells, the stand fitted with a removable turtle-form spirit lamp supported on a frame of entwined coral, the silver tray of oval shape with gilt center, the everted rim applied with clam shells dotted with barnacles and surrounded by radiating kelp and coral, the matching ladle with gilt turtle-back bowl, the handle formed as kelp entwined with a crab and various shells and terminating in a turtle
tureen, oval stand spirit lamp and warming stand marked on base and with date symbol for 1890, tureen and stand numbered 455, warming stand numbered 834, ladle marked on handle, date symbol unclear probably 1890, warming stand
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