14 - 15 February 2001
AN AMERICAN SILVER SOUP TUREEN AND COVER
Mark of William Gale & Son, New York, 1852
Oval, with two handles and domed cover, repoussé with flowers and scrolls on domed base with four scroll feet, one side of body engraved with Ludlow crest over script initials ECL, marked under base
14in. long over handles; 76oz. 10dwt.
Elizabeth Livingston Ludlow, grand-daughter of Chancellor Robert Livingston and great-grandmother of Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt (shown in photograph of her dining room at Val-Kill)
A similar tureen with cover, part of a set presented to Commodore Matthew C. Perry, is illustrated in Katharine Morrison McClinton, Collecting American Nineteenth Century Silver, 1968, p. 54.
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