Large Belle Epoque 950 silver tureen on stand. Made by Claude Doutre Roussel in Paris, ca 1900.
Tureen: Ovoid with curved sides and raised foot. Cast ram head end mounts and applied imbricated leaf swag. Two shaped and scrolled frames (vacant). Beading. Domed cover with cast leaf-mounted vegetable finial. Stand: Ovoid with shaped and scrolled ends applied with stippled acanthus leaves. Rim has imbricated leaves alternating with abstract bead-and-reel. Raised center.
Fine turn-of-the-century craftsmanship with a bold interpretation of Classical motifs. Fully marked. Excellent condition.
Overall dimensions: H 12 1/4 x W 23 1/2 x D 14 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 187 troy ounces. #BS510