An important pair of George IV Rococo Revival Tureens made in London in 1823 by John, Henry & Charles Lias.
The Tureens are modelled in a large baluster form and stand on four scroll feet. The legs are attached to the main bodies with ornate mouldings decorated with foliate scrolls, flower heads and bold beading. The very unusual heart shaped handles are decorated with beading and Rococo shells. The main bodies rise to an everted rim which is decorated with gadrooning, scrolls and raying shells. The stepped, pull off, covers display a wide lobed band and terminate in a very unusual cast foliate sprig finial, which terminates in a beautiful flower head. Both the front of the main body and covers are engraved with a contemporary Crest. The Tureens are very well marked on the base, covers and finials. The quality and weight of the tureens is exceptional, the finest of their type we have offered over all of the years. Each are of an unusually large size and could have been used as individual soup tureens.
Length: 9 inches, 22.5cm.
Width: 5.45 inches, 13.63cm.
Height: 6 inches, 15cm.
Weight: 65oz, the pair.