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Tureen with cover and tray

Thomas Alderson (ca. 1790–1825)
British, London
Overall (tureen with cover .1a, b): 9 × 15 in. (22.9 × 38.1 cm); Overall (tray .2): 16 × 12 1/2 in. (40.6 × 31.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Robert Watts, 1941
Accession Number:
41.166.1a, b, .2
Not on view
This covered tureen and tray belonged to a set of pewter made for the Coronation Banquet of George IV.
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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