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An extremely rare Neo Classical Revival Bachelor Soup Tureen made in London in 1865 by Robert Hennell III.


The Soup Tureen is modelled in the Neo-Classical Revival manner and stands on a shaped domed foot which is decorated with beading. The circular main body rises to a beaded rim and displays two very unusual cast scroll handles decorated with beading and attached to the main body with scroll mouldings. The domed cover terminates in an unusual cast Rococo style finial decorated with lobing, flower heads and foliate motifs. Both the cover and the front of the main body are engraved with a contemporary lozenge shaped Armorial.

The Arms are those of a Lady in her own right from the Robertson family of Tranent, Co. East Lothian. The Robertsons were an ancient family and their Arms were granted in 1677. The Tureen is of a most unusual bachelor size and may well have been a special commission for the use of two people. It is in excellent condition and is very well marked on both pieces.

Height: 9.25cm, 23.13cm.

Length, across the handles: 10 inches, 25cm.

Weight: 35oz.