Overall: 5 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. ( 14 x 23.5 x 10.5 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 stamped: on left side below rim: pseudo English hallmarks, a bust in an oval, a lion passant in a rectngle and a roman "C" in an oval
This set of tureens originally belonged to Robert Lenox (1759-1839) of New York.
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