Fine George II Sterling Silver Tureen
hallmarked London, 1758-1759, by George Methuen (fl. 1743-1765), of bulbous oval form with shaped gadrooned rim, rocaille-mounted stirrup handles and scrolling legs, the fitted domed lid with gadrooned band en suite and large applied pomegranate finial, engraved on both sides of the body with the foliate mantled arms of Brough impaling Charlton; the interior fitted with a later sterling silver liner hallmarked 1840-1841, by Robert Hennell III.
h. 8-3/4", l. 17-1/4", w. 8-1/2"; 94.05 total t. oz.
Notes: The arms here are probably those of Richard Brough of Thoroton, Nottingham, who married, in 1716, Anne Charlton, daughter of Gilbert Charlton and Anne Staunton.
A very attractive piece in good condition; no dents, breaks or repairs noted. Scattered minor surface
bumps, dings and wear consistent with age and use. Mellow patina. Handsome detail, particularly the
finial. Crisp armorials. Hallmarked (on the underside and the lid sleeve with 1) the sterling lion passant; 2)
the London crowned leopard's head; 3) the date letter "C" for 1758-1759, and the "GM" script maker's
mark of George Methuen. The marks on the underside are rubbed but legible; the marks on the sleeve are
crisp but the maker's mark is double-struck. The underside with additional scratch-weight "105=10" The
liner, of later date as noted, is hand-raised and fitted, and part-marked on the side with 1) the sterling lion
passant; 2) the date letter "E" for 1840-1841, 3) the Victoria's bust duty mark and the "RH" maker's mark
of Robert Hennell III; liner marks excellent.