melon pattern, lobed body, domed top surmounted by a chased artichoke and shallot finial, handles and acanthus-scroll feet terminating in berried laurel, attached stand engraved twice with armorials, crested cover, detachable crested liners, latter stamped Garrards Panton Street London
This tureen was ordered by Ralph Sneyd (1793-1870), Lord of the Manor of Keele, who purchased two 'round shap'd gadroon silver soup turine[s] [sic] with vegetable button on cover[s] & lining[s] to d[itt]o', together with silver stands, on 7 November 1832 (Garrard's Gentlemen's Ledger No. 7, p. 116). The second of these tureens, presently offered, weighed 244oz 8dwt and cost £165.
The arms are those of Sneyd impaling Bagot, probably for Sneyd's mother, the Hon. Louisa Bagot (d. 1834), eldest daughter of the 1st Lord Bagot and widow of Walter Sneyd (1752-1829), MP for Castle Rising.
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