A soup tureen and lid on four legs.

Each leg is in the shape of a paw with a lion or leopard's head above. The tureen is one of the few surviving pieces from a considerable amount of silver supplied to Sir Robert Walpole for Houghton Hall, Norfolk.


Purchased by Sir Robert Walpole, 1738; by descent to Earl of Waldergrave; sold by George Robins, 1842; sold Sotheby's, 1964; American private collector; thence by descent.

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