Pair of Regency Sterling Silver Sauce Tureens
Sold for $3,250
hallmarked London, 1814-1815, by William Eaton, each of oval form with beaded rim, arched handles, and chased laurel calyx, the fitted, cavetto-domed lid chased with laurel leaves and beaded en suite, the whole on a conforming foot-ring, each engraved with an armorial on the body and crest on the lid.
h. 6", l. 9-1/2", w. 4-3/4"; 52.24 total t. oz.
**A beautiful pair in very good condition; no issues noted other than some light surface wear consistent with age and use. No dents, breaks or repairs. Weighty, with nice detail and engraved arms (the latter unusual in that it bears two escutcheons of pretence, indicating that the bearer was married to two different heiresses). Each hallmarked (on the basal edge) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London crowned leopard's head; 3) the date letter "T" for 1814-1815; 4) the George IV bust duty mark; and 5) the "W.E" maker's mark of William Eaton. Lids identically part-marked (on the sleeve) with the lion passant, date letter and maker's mark. Marks nice and crisp. A superlative pair.