The Sachsen-Teschen Tureen
The Sachsen-Teschen Tureen, An important late 18th century Austrian silver soup tureen and stand,
by Ignaz Josef Wurth Vienna 1781, stand and liner 1780, and early 19th century Austrian control marks,
Oval and raised on elaborate entwined dolphin supports, the lower section fluted with cast acanthus rosette underneath, bold "pearl" border and a cast band of scrolling foliage and berries terminating in flowerheads of alternate design, over-lapping border of laurel leaves forming a lattice-work pattern, domed cover surmounted by a cast and detailed finial formed as a crab resting on rocky bed of seaweed, coral and shells; oval stand with integral acanthus leaf handles, leaf borders, and raised on asymmetical scroll supports.
Tureen engraved to inside rim "N1. M.32.=2.2"
Stand engraved underneath "N2 M.13.7.2=" and "VII", height overall 31cm, height of tureen 25.2cm, length of stand 66cm, length of tureen 45cm, weight (12,659kg) 407oz.