The domed shaped oval stand with ribbon-tied reeded scroll rim, chased and applied with lobsters, vegetables and cattails, the ends with dolphins in high relief and rocaille, topped by a two-handled oval boat-form tureen, the oval base with band of furled rocaille, the body partly fluted, both sides with vacant cartouche flanked by berried laurel, the reeded loop handles with laurel terminals, conforming domed cover with fully modeled leafy cabbage finial, marked on stand, base of tureen and flange of cover, base rims of stand and tureen engraved J. CHAUMET PARIS
28 in. (71.2 cm.) long, over stand
305 oz. 6 dwt. (9,494 gr.)
Commissioned by Isidoro Patinó in 1918.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 17 November 1998, lot 81.
Roselyne Hurel and Diana Scarisbrick, Chaumet Paris Two Centuries of Fine Jewellery, Paris, 1998, Illus. appendix II No. 234, 235 and 238.
Paris, Musée Carnavalet, Chaumet Paris Two Centuries of Fine Jewellery, 1998.
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This soup tureen and stand were part of a service for 36 persons commissioned by Bolivian tin millionaire Isidoro Patinó in 1918. Initially, all the pieces of the service were engraved with the monogram of Patinó's wife Albina, though this has been removed from the present lot. Once completed, the full service was displayed in the Patinó mansion at 12 Place Vendôme, Paris, with the present lot and a second matching tureen and stand were displayed on the sideboard. Further pieces from this service were sold from in The Patinó Collection: Important English and Continental Silver and Silver-Gilt, Christie's, New York, 28 October 1986, lots 45-63.

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