Stand for a Tureen
Marked by Nicholas Sprimont (born in Liege, France, active in London) (1716–1771)
Object Place: Europe, London, England
H. 3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.); W. 52 cm (20 1/2 in.); D. 39 cm (15 3/8 in.); Weight: 7, 098.9 gm (82 oz 8 dwt) Weight: 7, 098.9 gm (82 oz 8 dwt)
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The oval stand has a molded border, a broad shaped rim, and four foliate feet. The border is engraved with panels of diaperwork and rosettes. The stand is hammered from a single piece, and the border and feet, cast in section, were pinned before soldering. The plain reserves in the rim have had engraving removed from them, and the surface overall is brightly polished.
ARMORIALS: Engraved on rim within the Garter, the English royal arms prior to 1801. Opposite, an unidentified set of Continental arms.
INSCRIPTIONS: engraved on underside: N.1; 84=12; 83=13; N1; 83=8
On underside of rim, leopard's head crowned, date letter k, maker's mark NS (Grimwade 2102); lion passant.
Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 20, 1996)
Gift of Alan and Simone Hartman