A WILLIAM IV SILVER SOUP TUREEN
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A WILLIAM IV SILVER SOUP TUREEN

MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1837

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A WILLIAM IV SILVER SOUP TUREEN
MARK OF ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1837
Fluted oval, on four scroll, rocaille and acanthus feet, the gadrooned rim with two leaf-clad and dog's-mask bracket handles, the fluted domed cover applied with a cauliflower florette and leaf finial, each side with applied cast coat-of-arms, crest and motto, the cover engraved on each side with a crest, the liner also engraved with a crest, marked on base, liner, cover, finial, and nut, the base also stamped GARRARDS Panton Street LONDON
17 in. (43.9 cm.) long over handles; 252 oz. (7,844 gr.)

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Lot Essay

The pair to this tureen sold in these Rooms, 25 October 1988, lot 413, and again in these Rooms, 24 October 2002, lot 221.

The applied arms are those of Montefiore impaling those of Rothschild, for Nathaniel Montefiore (1819-1883), second son of Abraham Montefiore (1788-1824), and his second wife Henrietta (1791-1866), daughter of Meyer Anselm Rothschild of Frankfurt. He trained as a doctor and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. He was known for being "dry, caustic, and amusing" and his personal correspondence reveals a keen enjoyment of society: "Last Wednesday, a great day, or rather evening, I went to Court. There I was presented to His Majesty the King, afterwards to the Queen, Duc d'Orleans, and Princess...the conversation was more novel than interesting. The Royal family was exceedingly affable, particularly the Queen who chats away, just as if she was only Mrs. Snookes." In 1850, he married Emma, daughter of Isaac Lyon Goldsmid. They had four children, one of whom was Claude Goldsmid Montefiore, a biblical scholar and philanthropist (Chaim Bermant, The Cousinhood: The Anglo-Jewish Gentry, 1971, pp. 313-314).
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