Soup tureen

Object Number: 
ca. 1830
Overall: 10 3/4 x 12 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. (27.3 x 32.7 x 27.3 cm); silver weight: 104 oz (troy) 19 dwt (3264 g)
Maker's mark stamped on base: profile bust in circular surround, "T" in shield surround, "F" in shield surround, eagle in circular surround, and "P" in a shield, all in Roman letters.
Gallery Label: 

This soup tureen, originally one of a pair, reflects the early nineteenth-century fashion for silver in the French Empire style drawn heavily from the grandeur of antiquity. Livingston family history suggests that the tureen was made for the Philadelphia couple Coleman Fisher (1793-1857) and Mary Read (1799-1875). The form of this vessel derives from the ancient Greek kylix, a wide drinking cup with horizontal handles. 

Credit Line: 
Gift of Goodhue Livingston
Place Made: 
North America, U.S.A., Philadelphia
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group