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Lot 0202
William IV Sterling Silver Tureen

hallmarked London, 1835-1836, by William Ker Reid (1787-1868; free 1814), of bulbous quarter-lobed oval form with everted acanthus-scroll rim and robust acanthus handles and feet, the fitted, domed lid decorated with well-detailed repousse floral banding centering an acanthus ring handle.
h. 11", l. 16-3/4", w. 12"; 111.41 t. oz.


In overall good condition. There is a 1-1/4" very shallow dent/scratch on the body at the fullest part, about halfway between the center side and handle. Very light compression dent on the lid at one end of the handle. Otherwise no dents or scratches noted beyond the expected wear and pinpoint dings commensurate with age and use. Excellent detail to the acanthus mounts. No repairs, armorials or erasures. Hallmarked (on the underside of the body and the rim of the lid) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the London leopard's head [lacking on the lid]; 3) the date letter "u" for 1835-1836; 4) the William IV bust duty mark; and 5) the WKR" maker's mark of William Ker Reid. The handle part-marked with the lion passant, duty mark and maker's mark; the handle retaining nut part-marked with the lion passant. Marks excellent. A very handsome and hefty piece.

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William IV Sterling Silver Tureen

Estimate $1,800 - $2,500Oct 13, 2018