Antique sterling silver rococo soup turreen

Feb 22, 2019. 05:40 UTC
Antique Sterling Silver Rococo Soup Turreen
Denny
United States of America

Category
Sterling silver

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

This antique item is beautifully designed with a removable inner compartment. This allowed hot water to surround the soup. The item appears to be in the design of the Rococo period and is solid silver weighing 11lbs 2 oz . The approximate size is 11” x 16” x 10”

Provenance

It was purchased in Britain from an unknown antique dealer and has been in my family since 1923.

$2,500 - $3,500 (United States Dollar)
Answered within 1 day
Feb 23, 15:50 UTC
By Madelia

Good morning, Denny,
Thank you for submitting photographs of your item for valuation at Mearto.
Based on the marks I can read, this was made in London between 1824-1825. The maker's marks are a little illegible but could be those of Jos. Craddock and William Reid, who were working in London at that time. The value I've assigned is based solely on the melt-value of the silver, and based upon the weight you've told me. I don't know if the ladle has the same marks - stylistically, it could be the same age as the tureen but it is very unusual for ladles to stay with tureens for 200 years.
This is a handsome tureen and if all the parts are original and it is complete, it might very well bring more money at auction.
I hope this information is useful to you. Please let us know if you have additional questions or concerns. Thank you again for using Mearto.

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