Antique Georgian sterling silver sauce tureen by Henry Edwards 1834.
Stunning sterling silver sauce tureen from the Georgian period of William IV. Rectangular oval in form with the top perimeter border depicting gadrooned and shell detailing with acanthus leaf styling to four corners. Two handles with ribbed detailing connecting to a bulbous base band around the lower perimeter. The tureen is supported by four corner feet with acanthus leaf form terminating into a simulated claw foot at lower level. The silver tureen is engraved to both sides. One engraving depicting a coat of arms with the quotation "ESSE QUAM VIDERI" – "To Be, Rather Than To Seem" association unknown. The other side depicts the phoenix rising from the ashes, please see images. The sauce tureen is assayed to the base with a full set of assay marks from Birmingham assay office. The anchor of Birmingham, duty mark, letter (L) of 1834 with the lion passant for sterling silver, along with the makers mark of Henry Edwards.
This silver tureen is without lid.
This beautiful Georgian sliver sauce tureen is in great condition. As specified this tureen is without lid. All of good gauge and quality with tureen sitting flat and level, without repair, large dents or deep scratches. Surface scratches and pinhead indents to inside of tureen mainly around base area. Engravings are all very good with good definition. Base assay marks are rubbed with passant mark upper half rubbed severely, makers mark also rubbed but all identifiable.
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