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An American Silver "Terrapin" Soup Tureen and Cover with Matching Tray, Ladle and silver-plated warming stand, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1890
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 USD
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383
An American Silver "Terrapin" Soup Tureen and Cover with Matching Tray, Ladle and silver-plated warming stand, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1890
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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An American Silver "Terrapin" Soup Tureen and Cover with Matching Tray, Ladle and silver-plated warming stand, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1890

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


length of oval stand 17 1/4 in., tureen 15 3/8 in.
43.8cm, 39cm
158oz 15dwt weighable
4939g
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Literature

A terrapin tureen of this model is illustrated by Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. in Gorham Silver 1813-1981, fig. 127, pgs. 127, 129.

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