The Cavendish Soup Tureens
Each oval with gadrooned lower bodies, on foliage and shell-cast feet and with double stag-mask and reeded loop handles, with gadrooned rim, the detachable covers with heraldic and bead cast handles, the conforming stands with foliage and shell-heighted gadrooned borders and shell grips, each piece engraved twice with a coat-of-arms, the plain liners engraved with a crest.
The arms are those of Cavendish with Compton in pretence for George Augustus Henry, later 1st Earl of Burlington (1754-1834), third son of William, 4th Duke of Devonshire (1720-1764) and his wife Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Boyle, (1731-1754), daughter and heiress of Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington of the 1st creation and his wife Lady Elizabeth Compton, daughter of Charles Compton, 7th Earl of Nrthampton whom he married in 1782.
George Augustus Henry Cavendish (1754-1834), later crested 1st Earl of Burlington in 1831, third son of William, 4th Duke of Devonshire. Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Los Angeles, 24-27 October 1977, lot 1505.
Sotheby's Art at Auction, 1978.
J. B. Hawkins, The Al-Tajir Collection of Silver and Gold, London, 1983, pp. 104-105.
The Glory of the Goldsmith, Magnificent Gold and Silver from the Al-Tajir Collection, 1989, p. 160.
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