18 - 19 January 2001
A SILVER SOUP TUREEN WITH COVER
Maker's mark of Samuel Kirk and Son, Baltimore, 1880-90
Oval, on oval pedestal foot, the body repoussé and chased all over with dense flowers and foliage against a matted ground, with two handles formed as knotted vines, the conforming domed cover with heraldic boar finial, marked under base
15¼in. long over handles; 65oz. 10dwt.
William Lawrence and Julia Fish Breese, thence by descent
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