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A George III silver soup tureen, William Pitts, London, 1801

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Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

A George III silver soup tureen, William Pitts, London, 1801

A George III silver soup tureen, William Pitts, London, 1801

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 GBP

A George III silver soup tureen

William Pitts, London

1801


oval form, the cover with a band of lotus and palmette decoration, the two handles with two twist handles, the body with a complex band of foliate ornament surrounding cartouches of motifs from the Classical world, including a fasces and caduceus, engraved with arms and crest of Ferguson

40.5cm., 16in.

4836gr., 155.5oz

Clearly hallmarked on the base, cover and finial bracket. A few small knocks to the body. General light surface wear. The crest is later.



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The arms and crest are those of Ferguson.

 

This design is a copy of a tureen by Henry Auguste, Paris, 1789, in the Royal Collection in Windsor Castle, see E. Alfred Jones, The Gold and Silver of Windsor Castle, p.94, pl. XLVIII. A matching oval tureen with cover and stand, also by Henry Auguste, 1787, was sold Parke Bernet, 18 June 1974.