Overall (large tureen): 9 5/8 x 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (24.4 x 31.8 x 24.4 cm)
engraved: on covers and center fronts: Lenox family crest, a crowned lion passant guardant
stamped: on the bases of sauce tureens: "H * WISHART" in roman letters
stamped: on the base of the large tureen: "H * WISHART" in roman letters in a rectangle bet
Set of three wrought silver tureens with covers; rectangular bodies, with inverted pear-shaped rectangular lower halves, which are highlighted by applied, beaded bands; applied, beaded bands around the rims; bodies seated on high, rectangular, stepped feet with beaded bands applied around the footrings; two, cast squared handles covered with acanthus leaves, are applied to the sides; rectangular, stepped and domed covers with bands of beading mid-way and surmounted by domed rectangular finials with beading around the centers; covers and the front centers of the bodies are engraved with the Lenox family crest, a crowned lion passant guardant; maker's marks on the bases; pseudo English hallmarks stamped below the rims on the sides.
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Robert Lenox (1759-1839), who married Rachel Carmer (1763-1843); probable descent (soup and one sauce tureen), to their daughter Rachel Carmer Lenox (b. 1792), who married David Sproat Kennedy (1791-1853); to their son James Lenox Kennedy (1823-1864), who married Cornelia Van Rensselaer (1836-1864); to their son Henry Van Rensselaer Kennedy (1863-1912), who married Marian Robbins (1862-1946); to their daughter Rachel Lenox Kennedy Porter (1887-1962), who married (2nd) Graeme Donald (1884-1928); consigned by Mrs. Graeme Donald to Robert Ensko Inc., New York City; purchased in 1937 by Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr., the donor.
Second sauce tureen acquired by Francis P. Garvan, probably prior to 1931; sold in 1939 by John Marshall Phillips, Yale University Art Gallery, to Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. (1899-1949), the donor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.