Covered Soup Tureen

English (London)
1726–27
Marked by Paul Crespin (1694–1770)


Object Place: London

Dimensions

Overall (both): 26.6 x 35.6 x 25.4 cm (10 1/2 x 14 x 10 in.) Weight: no. 1: 137 oz 4 dwt (4269 g) no.2: 138 oz 14 dwt (4314 g)

Accession Number

2001.31.2a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver (sterling standard)

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241A)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Markings

No. 1 Struck under base and on interior of cover with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter for 1726-7) and with maker's mark of Paul Crespin under base. No. 2 Struck under base and on cover flange with hallmarks (leopard's head, lion passant, date letter of 1726-7) and with maker's mark of Paul Crespin under base.

Provenance

Made for Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694-1773). By 1989, with E. & C.T. Koopman Ltd, London; 1989, most probably sold by E. & C.T. Koopman to Alan and Simone Hartman, New York, NY; 2001, gift of Alan and Simone Hartman. (Accession date: February 21, 2001)

Credit Line

Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman and Harriet J. Bradbury Fund