An important French silver-gilt two-handled soup tureen and cover on stand, from the Borghese suite
by Jean-Baptiste-Claude Odiot, Paris 1798-1809
The tureen of oval form with flaring acanthus border, banded leaf-capped reeded handles, the detachable liner with shell handles, the body applied with twin cast motifs depicting stylised crossed torcheres between a central bacchanalian mask above a central bay leaf band, all raised on a flaring oval base with overhanging beaded and lobed girdle, the slightly domed cover with bead border and applied with a cast figure of a Bacchanalian follower, the oval stand applied at each end with the Borghese Arms between classical female masks within husked borders, the sides applied with flower heads flanked by scrolling anthemions between ovolo borders, all raised on four scrolling lion paw feet, height 38cm, length 38cm, weight total 241oz.
£40,000 - 45,000
47,000 - 53,000
US$ 60,000 - 68,000
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