7057. George III Silver Tureen and Cover - Sold


A fine early English sterling silver tureen with matching cover. Oval bellied shape with side handles, shaped feet and gadroon borders. Good plain design with applied rococo mounts and cartouche. There is a hand engraved crest to the both sides of the body and the lid. Heavy gauge silver. Good colour. Inside there is a removable liner (in Old Sheffield plate) with very pretty handles. Weight 3278 grams, 105.4 troy ounces. Spread across handles 41 cms. Length 31 cms. Width 23 cms. Height 25 cms. London 1762. Maker William Cripps.

Biography - William Cripps, apprenticed to David Willaume II, free 1738. 1st mark as largeworker 1743. 2nd mark 1746. 3rd mark 1751. Died circa 1767. Arthur Grimwade describes Cripps as an accomplished craftsman and versatile exponent of the rococo style who enjoyed considerable clientele.

Condition - This handsome serving tureen is in good condition. The lid and body are fully matching. The engraved crests on both pieces are crisp. Both top and bottom fit well and have matching silver marks which are clear and easy to read. The liner fits well, it is made of old Sheffield plate which is quite normal with silver tureens, it was possibly made a little later and there is a makers stamp underneath. Although the condition is very good this item has been used over the last 250 years and there are some dents and the top handle is slightly pushed in.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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