A fine pair of William IV silver soup tureens and covers by Edward, Edward Jnr, John and William Barnard, London 1830, (2)

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Lot 87
A fine pair of William IV silver soup tureens and covers
by Edward, Edward Jnr, John and William Barnard, London 1830, (2)

Sold for £ 31,250 (US$ 42,973) inc. premium
A fine pair of William IV silver soup tureens and covers
by Edward, Edward Jnr, John and William Barnard, London 1830,
Of lobed oval and inverted form, each raised on naturalistic and elaborate frosted acanthus leaf supports with convolvulus sprays issuing from sides, the applied bold and bifurcated cast scroll handles with tendril ends and frosted acanthus leaf junctions, floral border, slightly domed covers chased and embossed with frosted acanthus leaves, the elaborate cast finials modelled as wheatsheaves, plough harrow, barrow and a basket, engraved with coat of arms to one side and presentation inscription opposite, "To Sir Thomas Sherlock Gooch Bart. from the gentry, clergy, and freeholders of the county of Suffolk in testimony of gratitude, respect, and esteem for his steady adherence to the principles which recommended him to their choice as one of their Representatives in seven successive Parliaments, for his indefatigable exertions in behalf of the landed interest, for his assiduous attention to his public Duties, and for his Promptitude & Zeal, on all occasions, in his service of his Constituents", height 31cm, length handle to handle 43cm, weight 329oz. (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance - Benacre Hall, Suffolk, Sotheby's 9th May - 11th May 2000, lot 895

    The arms and crest are those of Sir Thomas Sherlock Gooch, Bt, born 2nd November 1767. He married Marianne Whittaker on 12th May 1796 and raised three sons and three daughters. He succeeded his father's seat of Benacre Hall, Wrentham, Wangford and became 5th baronet. In total he represented the County of Suffolk in Parliament for 24 years. He died on 18th December 1851.

    These soup tureens are recorded in the Barnards' day book Ledger. Sold to Edward Fuller Esq're, of Carleton Hall near Saxmundham, Suffolk for £210.0.0. See entry "The House of Barnard", by John P. Fallon see page 491, plate 630.

Saleroom notices

  • The tureens are hallmarked for London 1830 and 1831.
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