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Tureen and Stand

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The oval body of the tureen rests on a raised stepped foot with a rim of chased acanthus leaves and above, fluting. The body of the vessel is raised from very heavy-gauge sheet, with chased fluting decorating the lower third. Above, in the midsection, is a band of foliate swags with pendants...

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Inscription

ARMORIALS: engraved on stand, the coat of arms and crest of the See of Westminster impaling Vincent, surrounded by the motto and insignia of the Order of the Bath, for Dr. William Vincent CB (1739-1815) INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on stand: "Reverendo Doctissmoque Viro GULIELMO VINCENT S.T.P. Regiae Scholae Wesmonasteriensis paulo ante Archididascalo hoc donum (animos ut testentur gratos) Summa veneratione conferunt ALUMNI OPPIDANI. A.D. 1802; engraved on underside of base, "Rundell & Bridge Fect."

Marks

On underside of stand, foot of tureen, and bezel of cover, sovereign's head; date letter q; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark IS (Grimwade 1670).

Provenance

Sold Christie's, London, June 26, 1963, lot 166; Simon Kaye ltd., London, Novemebr 1965; Thomas Lumley, Ltd., London, purchased November 12, 1975, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: November 12, 1975)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1791–92

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

32.7 x 58.7 x 34.7 cm (12 7/8 x 23 1/8 x 13 11/16 in.) Weight: 6,945 gm (223 oz 6 dwt)

Accession Number

1975.665a-c

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver