DescriptionAn American Silver Eglantine Soup Tureen
Mark of Gorham, Providence, RI, c.1893
The rectangular form five-quart tureen, supported on a foot with a shell shape at each corner and acanthus leaf decoration in between, a gadroon border separates the foot from the body, the shoulder of the body undulates with a repoussé chased decoration of roses, the everted lip has repoussé decoration of shells and scrolls, the body of the tureen centered between two scroll handles each with a stylized shell to the center, the interior of the body and lid with a gilt wash; the lid decorated with four panels at the corners of acanthus leaf scrolls and a knop finial; total weight 107 troy ounces, hallmark stamped underside with model number 3803 and engraved with Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo
11.2in. high x 16in. long
Provenance: Owned by Gertrude Rhinelander Waldo, a commanding presence in the history of New York society; her mansion, a five-story French Renaissance Revival palace completed in 1898, at the corner of Madison Avenue and Seventy-second Street, now the flagship store of Ralph Lauren.
Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000.
Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age
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