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A George II Antique English Silver Soup Tureen (1736 London)

Artist

CHRISTIAN HILLAN (worked c.1730-c.1750)

Country of Origin

London

Dated

1736

Medium

Silver

Dimensions

10.00inch wide
(25.40 cm wide)

Condition

Excellent


Provenance

The arms are those of Thomas Trevor, 2nd Baron Trevor of Bromham (1692-1753). He was a wealthy gentleman who moved in the highest circles - his daughter Elizabeth married Charles, the 2nd Duke of Marlborough. Sir Thomas’s fortune had come from politics. His grandfather, Sir John Trevor, was the Speaker of the House of Commons from 1685-1687 and again from 1689-1695 when he was expelled for accepting a bribe of £1050 (approximately £1.6 million today) to help the City of London pass an orphans bill. He left a staggering fortune of £60,000. Sir Thomas’ father, 1st Baron Trevor of Bromham (1657-1730), was Attorney-General and later Lord Privy Seal; he was knighted in 1692 and raised to a Baron in 1712.

Provenance : Former collection of Joseph Simard (Sorel, Quebec).
Private collection, Montreal

Description / Expertise

Of oval baluster form on four shell and scroll feet with female masks at the knees, applied with a cast rococo cartouche flanked by an infant Ceres, plants, birds, and rocaille, scrolling leaf-capped handles, the stepped and domed cover similarly decorated and with cast artichoke finial with leafy surround, engraved on cover with a crest and on the body with a coat of arms.

Signed/Inscribed/Dated

Fully hallmarked

Price

gbp 95250 (Pound Sterling)   Original: usd 125000.00 (US Dollar)