Canadian Silver Covered Soup Tureen, Laurent Amiot, Quebec City, c.1790
of oval bellied form with twin foliate handles on four claw and ball feet, the body chased with laurel swags and engraved on one side with the Hertel de Rouville family crest and motto HERSE HERSE above initials JR, the domed cover chased with leaves below an acanthus berry finial
length 15.7" — 40 cm.
74 oz. — 2302 grams
engraved under the belly ‘9 MAR: 3:ONGS AMIE:’ and struck with maker’s mark L.A three times
Traquair, Ramsay, The Old Silver Of Quebec, Macmillan of Canada, 1940, p. 12, pl. 4
Langdon, John E., Canadian Silversmiths 1700-1900, Stinehour Press, 1966, pl. 49
Villeneuve, René, Quebec Silver, National Gallery of Canada, 1998, p. 83-84, fig. 36