Overall: 9 5/8 x 16 1/2 x 8 5/8 in. ( 24.4 x 41.9 x 21.9 cm )
Wrought silver tureen with a cover; rectangular body, with an inverted pear-shaped rectangular lower half, which is highlighted by an applied, beaded band; applied, beaded band around the rim; body seated on a high, rectangular, stepped foot with a beaded band applied around the footring; two, cast squared handles covered with acanthus leaves, applied to the sides; rectangular, stepped and domed cover with a band of beading mid-way and surmounted by a domed rectangular finial with beading around its center; cover and the front center of the body engraved with the Lenox family crest, a crowned lion passant guardant; maker's mark on the base; pseudo English hallmarks stamped below the rim on the right side.
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
engraved: on cover and center front: Lenox family crest, a crowned lion passant guardant
stamped: on the base: "H * WISHART" in roman letters in a rectangle between eagles in circles
stamped: on right side below rim: pseudo English hallmarks, a bust in an oval, a crowned leopard's head in a shield, a lion passant in a rectngle and a roman "C" in an oval
Robert Lenox (1759-1839), who married Rachel Carmer (1763-1843); probable descent (soup and one sauce tureen), to their daughter Rachel Carmer Lenox (b. 1792), who married David Sproat Kennedy (1791-1853); to their son James Lenox Kennedy (1823-1864), who married Cornelia Van Rensselaer (1836-1864); to their son Henry Van Rensselaer Kennedy (1863-1912), who married Marian Robbins (1862-1946); to their daughter Rachel Lenox Kennedy Porter (1887-1962), who married (2nd) Graeme Donald (1884-1928); consigned by Mrs. Graeme Donald to Robert Ensko Inc., New York City; purchased in 1937 by Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr., the donor.
Second sauce tureen acquired by Francis P. Garvan, probably prior to 1931; sold in 1939 by John Marshall Phillips, Yale University Art Gallery, to Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. (1899-1949), the donor.
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