16 - 17 January 2003
A PAIR OF UNUSUAL SILVER-GILT TURTLE-SOUP TUREENS
Mark of Gorham Mfg. Co., retailed by Bailey Banks & Biddle Co., circa 1898
Oval, raised on four scroll feet with turtles and seaweed at joins, with a wavy rim chased with swimming turtles, shells and seaweed with a rocaille border, the two loop handles decorated with shells and seaweed, marked under base with special order number 7009
11¾in. (30cm.) over handles; 61oz. (1919gr.) (2)
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A set of twelve silver soup plates with a border matching these tureens sold at Christie's, New York, June 17, 1997, lot 26.
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