Silver soup tureen by Paul Storr, made 1806-1807. Neoclassical style. Fueled by ongoing archaeological discoveries of objects from ancient Mediterranean civilizations, the neoclassical style continued to combine and recombine classical motifs. Decorative schemes were made coherent by symmetry and repetition, with multiple items in a set either appearing more unified with a restrained style, or each made distinct with unique flourishes. This soup tureen from a set of four is remarkably ostentatious and blends dense ornamentation with an infusion of Egyptian motifs that became popular following Napoleon Bonaparte's 1798 invasion of Egypt.


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