Marked by Charles Kandler (active 1725–1735)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
27.8 x 42.7 x 25 cm (10 15/16 x 16 13/16 x 9 13/16 in.) Weight: 4,564.4 gm (146 oz 15 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
The oval tureen rests on four feet modeled as couchant lions that are cast and seamed vertically. The vessel has a bombé body with chased vertical fluting in alternating panels. It is formed of raised sheet, chased around the base, with a second raised section applied to form the incurved rim. The domed cover is similarly fluted, with a horizontal band of chased gadrooning, a cast gadrooned border forming the rim and a finial of cast and chased artichokes. The handles, each cast in two pieces, are in the form of winged griffins. The surfaces of the tureen and cover are engraved and chased overall with a fine pattern of shells and clusters of vegetables against a diaper ground. There have been substantial repairs to the base of the tureen.
ARMORIALS: engraved on both sides of tureen, the arms and crest of Howard quartering Brotherton, Warren, and Fitzalan, impaling Gower quartering Leveson, for Henry Charles Howard, thirteenth Duke of Norfolk (1791-1814)
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside, 144*15; scratched, D7265
On underside and repeated on bezel of cover,date letter R; leopard's head crowned; lion passant; maker's mark CK (Grimwade 341).
Henry Charles Howard, thirteenth Duke of Norfolk (1791-1814); Firestone and Parson Inc., Boston, purchased March 10,1965, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: March 10, 1965)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour