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.

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU
01603 493625

Opening times

  • Monday to Saturday 10am-4.30pm
  • Sunday 1-4.30pm

(1 July – 23 September 2019 open until 5pm)

  • Closed on 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
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