The design for these tureens is found in an album of working drawings for Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, the royal goldsmiths, now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which has been traditionally ascribed to Edward Hodges Baily. It appears that the task of interpreting the designs of the sculptor John Flaxman, who was engaged by Rundell's during this period, fell to the young Baily, who had arrived in London from Bristol in 1807 and worked for Flaxman for seven years before joining Rundell's in 1815, initially working for their designer William Theed. Baily succeeded Flaxman as chief modeller in 1826.
Photo caption: Design for a tureen, pen and wash, attributed ti Edward Hodges Baily, from Designs for Plate by John Flaxman etc. [1815-1833]. By Permission from the Board of Trustees of the Victoria & ALbert Museum