A French Empire two-handle silver soup tureen, cover, liner and stand, Paris, 1798-1809 by Marie Joseph-Gabriel Genu.
oval form with acanthus and dart rim, the handles formed as winged classical female figures, the high dome cover surmounted by a cast finial modelled as a drunken bacchanal group, the oval stand with rosette and acanthus rims, on four lion mask embellished scrolling paw feet, all sections engraved with griffin and anthemion scroll friezes, detachable liner.
55 cm. over handles
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