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A pair of George III silver soup tureens, Thomas Pitts, London, 1771

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Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

A pair of George III silver soup tureens, Thomas Pitts, London, 1771

A pair of George III silver soup tureens, Thomas Pitts, London, 1771

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

9,450

GBP

A pair of George III silver soup tureens

Thomas Pitts, London

1771


Neo-classical form, the covers with bud finials, the bodies with applied swags, rosetts and mask, on oval bases chased with palm leaves, each engraved with a crest and a coat-of-arms,

42.5cm., 16 3/4in. high

8275gr., 266oz.

Tureen number one: The cover has been erased and a later crest engraved. There is a 3cm long split in the cover below the mid band of decoration. This does not show from the outside. There is a small split in the flange. Some wear to the high points of the decoration. Rocks on a flat surface. A few small dings and numerous small surface marks. General surface wear and light scratching. Number two: A small repaired split below the mid band of decoration on the cover. The cover has been erased and a later crest engraved. The maker's mark on the base is unclear. Rocks on a flat surface. Numerous small surface marks.


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