Pair of good quality crested silver plated early Victorian sauce tureens with liners and covers. Each features a different crest; one crest is of a stag with the motto "FEAR GOD" and the other is of an arm with the hand grasping a branch or stick.
The domed and lobed covers feature a doe deer as the finial. Each tureen stands on four ornate scrolled feet with two ornate applied mask head handles and a lobed body. The ornate rims are decorated with scrolls and leaf decoration, along with four faces. An original liner sits inside each tureen. Each tureen, cover and liner is numbered 1 and 3.
The tureen with the Fear God crest is in excellent condition with moderate surface wear commensurate with age. The other tureen is in fair condition. There is a patch repair and strengthening plate repairs to the interior. It is likely that these were as a result of crest removals. There are splits and silver solder repairs. All of these have been photographed and are shown in the last ten photographs. None of these faults will affect use, as the liner is intact and this will hold the liquid. All of the repairs are sound and the pair display well.
The tureens and liners are stamped to the base for G. R. Collis & company of Church Street, Birmingham. All pieces feature the silver plate marks for G R Collis.
Approximate weight for the pair is 2.554 kilos (each weighs 1.277 kilos).
Approximate dimensions of one are 23.5 cm length, 17 cm width and 19 cm height.