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An exceptional pair of George III Tureens and Covers made in London in 1806 by Thomas Robins.


These exceptional Tureens stand on four paw feet attached to the main body with shell and acanthus scroll mouldings. The baluster shaped bodies are engraved on both sides with a contemporary Armorial surrounded by a pluming scroll cartouche. The rim is decorated with gadrooning and display shells flanked by acanthus, in each corner. The side handles have reeded tops and foliate mouldings. The stepped pull off covers terminate in a reed and crossed branch finial on a circular gadrooned platform. The covers are engraved on each side with a contemporary Crest. The Tureens are fully marked on the covers and on the base. They are of exceptional quality and have an outstanding weight.

The Arms and Crest are those of King of Belle Vue and Bromley, County Kent, impaling Duckworth, for Sir Richard King, 2nd Bt, GCB, Admiral of the Red. He was born in 1774 and in 1803 married Sarah Anne, only daughter of Sir John Thomas Duckworth, 1st Bt, GCB. She died in 1819 and he died in 1834. Sir Richard King, 2nd Bt was the son of Sir Richard King, 1st Bt, a distinguished Admiral, M.P. and colonial governor. The 2nd Baronet was promoted Lieutenant 1791, Commander, 1793, Captain 1794. He served at Trafalgar 1795, Rear Admiral 1812, KCB 1815, Commander in Chief in the East Indies 1816-20, Vice Admiral 1821.

His wifes father, Sir John Thomas Duckworth, 1st Baronet (1748-1817), was a highly distinguished Admiral. In 1799, he took possession of most of the Swedish and Danish possessions in the West Indies. He was created KB and Commander in Chief of Jamaica in 1801. His most spectacular achievement was his complete defeat of the French Navy off San Domingo in 1806.

Length: 9.1 inches, 22.75cm.

Width: 4.5 inches, 11.25cm.

Height: 5.5 inches, 13.75cm.

Weight: 74oz, the pair.