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An unusual George III silver soup tureen and cover of Beer interest, Joseph Fearn, London, 1809
the side engraved with presentation inscription, the beer barrel finial engraved "New Brewery, Weston Street"
marked on base, cover, and finial; maker's mark overstriking another
length over handles 16 in.
40.8 cm
95 oz
2955 g
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The inscription on the side reads, "Presented by the Purchasers of the new Brewery, Weston Street, to Pearson Walton, Esqr as a Mark of their Respect and Esteem."

The inscription probably refers to the Southwark Public Subscription Brewery, established in Weston Street, Southwark, by Hollingsworth & Co. before 1810.  Southwark was then a center for beer-making, with the nearby Anchor brewery - producing 300,000 barrels a year in 1815 - being proclaimed the largest in the world in the 19th century. 

In 1810 Hollingsworth & Co. dissolved their partnership, and in 1816 its Weston Street location was purchased, along with 21 licensed houses, by the brewers Combe, Delafield & Co. of Long Acre (see The Brewing Industry: A Guide to Historical Records). This tureen was probably presented as part of that transaction.  Today, once-industrial Weston Street sits between the Shard and White Cube gallery.

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