A GEORGE III SILVER SOUP TUREEN AND COVER, WILLIAM STEVENSON, LONDON, 1808
oval form with gadrooned rim, the reeded handles with foliate junctions, on four leaf embellished claw feet, engraved with the Berkeley coat-fof-arms and crest
44cm. 17¼in. long over handles
The cover, finial and body clearly marked. Liner absent. Typical country house wear. The cover doe not fit well with the body. Otherwise good condition and very good gauge.
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Probably Robert Berkeley (1764-1845)
Inventory, 1893, '1 Soup Tureen 14-inch with cover' listed with the Silver;
Inventory, 1949, 'SOUP TUREEN & COVER, oval, George 3rd, 1808, 130 ozs' in the Strong Room