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Tureen with cover and tray

Thomas Alderson (ca. 1790–1825)
British, London
Turreen with cover 9 x 15 in. (22.9 x 38.1 cm); tray 16 x 12 1/2 in. (40.6 x 31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert Watts, 1941
Accession Number:
41.166.1a, b, .2
Not on view
Inscription: [on lid below handle attachment plate, and on side of tureen]: GR (in script), IV (between), crowned; [impressed on lid]: 8; [on tureen below one handle]: 16; [on tray, engraved on rim]: G R (in script), IV (between, crowned)

Marking: [1] THOMAS / A... (rest of mark indistinct) (maker's mark);
[2] LONDON / SUPERFINE in reserve (the word "London" largely obliterated).

Location of marks:
on base of tray and faint on base of tureen
George IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland (from 1820; made for the coronation banquet of King George IV) ; Mrs. Robert Watts (until 1941; to MMA)
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