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Tureen

Tureen

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1819-1820 (hallmarked)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Storr, Paul, born 1771 - died 1844 (maker)
    Baily, Edward Hodges, born 1788 - died 1867 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver, the body raised, the handles and feet cast and chased

  • Museum number:

    473 to B-1864

  • Gallery location:

    British Galleries, Room 120, The Wolfson Galleries, case 18 []

Object Type
Containers for sauce such as this were, like the sauce they held, a French innovation. A typical dinner service might have four sauce tureens, although as many as ten might be required for the largest and grandest dinners.

Design & Designing
The ornate Rococo style of this tureen, with exuberant naturalistic acorn, oak leaf and shell decoration, and scrolled feet, was advanced taste at the time. Its design proved popular and was made, in some quantity, with minor variations from 1810.

People
The design of this tureen is attributed to Edward Hodges Baily (1788-1867) on the evidence of a drawing in the V&A. Baily was a skilled modeller who trained under the sculptor John Flaxman (1755-1826) and worked for the Royal Goldsmiths, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, from 1815 to1833. He was appointed chief modeller at Rundell's after Flaxman's death in 1826.

Trading
This tureen was probably sold by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, the firm which dominated the London silversmithing trade in the period 1800-1830. Paul Storr (1771-1844), whose mark appears on the tureen, was a partner in the business and managed the workshop from 1808 to 1819.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1819-1820 (hallmarked)

Artist/maker

Storr, Paul, born 1771 - died 1844 (maker)
Baily, Edward Hodges, born 1788 - died 1867 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver, the body raised, the handles and feet cast and chased

Marks and inscriptions

Paul Storr at the Dean St workshop of Rundell Bridge and Rundell; Tureen: maker, duty, sterling, date, leopard, plus "1999"; Liner: maker, duty, sterling, date; Lid: maker, date, sterling; Handle: maker, duty, sterling

Dimensions

Height: 25.1 cm

Object history note

Made by Paul Storr (born in Westminster, 1771, died in Tooting, 1844) probably for the London firm of Rundell, Bridge & Rundell; design attributed to Edward Hodges Baily (born in Bristol, 1788, died in 1867)

E.H. Baily ( 1788-1867 ) was a skilled modeller who trained under the sculptor John Flaxman. He worked for the Royal Goldsmiths, Rundell, Bridge and Rundell from 1815 - 1833. He was appointed chief modeller at Rundells after Flaxman's death in 1826.The design of the tureen is attributed to Edward Hodges Baily on the evidence of a drawing in the Prints and Drawings department of the V&A. The ornate rococo style of the tureens was advanced taste at the time.

Descriptive line

Sauce tureen

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Charles Oman, "A Problem of Artistic Responsibility: The Firm of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell" in Apollo March 1966

Labels and date

British Galleries:
Regency Classicism could be somewhat severe. Those who followed the Prince Regent's taste for more decorative French styles, often chose designs on the scrolled shapes and naturalistic decorative motifs of the Rococo style that had first been fashionable 80 years earlier. [27/03/2003]

Categories

Metalwork; Food vessels & Tableware

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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