Silver tureens

An antique silver tureen is a large bowl with a lid, very often with a platter, used to serve soups or other liquid food. It commonly has a removable insert or alternatively is gilt inside and was accompanied by ladles and large serving forks. The origin of the tureen remains unclear; its placing on a richly serviced table was and is in any case very important for a wealthy dinner. The tureen became popular during the early eighteenth century. There is a variety of types; silver soup tureens, silver tureens for serving stew and many others.

Courtly and Noble Silver Tureens

Antique Silver Tureens