London, South Kensington
26 November 2003
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A George III Silver Soup Tureen and Cover
Mark of Benjamin Smith, London, 1816
the circular bombé tureen with a band of leaf and flower motifs above a band of rosettes, supported on four leaf-capped paw feet, with a gadrooned rim and two C scroll handles, the detachable cover with a leaf and loop handle - 34cm. (13 3/8in.) wide over handles, 136oz.
Possibly Christie's London, February 16, 1966, lot 94, sold for £480.
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