Rare Old Sheffield Plate soup tureen of circular form made by R. Gainsford, Sheffield (entered 1808), with gadroon edge and unusual escallop shaped handles. The let-in silver shield is not engraved. Makers mark on underside of cover. Tueeen measures 11 inches in diameter; total height approximately 10 ½ inches; diameter of base 5 ¾ inches; length across handles 14 ¾ inches. Very good condition. The photo of the inside of the tureen looks like a happy face but it is just the lighting.
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