Silver, gilt on the inside

Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg ca. 1845/46

Louis Bührer (active in Ludwigsburg 1840-1860) and Konrad Christ. Hermann (born 1810, master in Stuttgart since 1842)
Tureen: diameter: 38 cm, weight: 6600 g
Saucières: length: 24.5 cm, height: 14 cm, weight: 975 g each

Details

The tureen and the pair of saucières with appliqué coat-of-arms of the Kingdom of Württemberg made for the marriage of Crown prince Karl of Württemberg (1823-1891) with Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822-1892).

Parts of a table service made by Bührer were found in the former Königliche Silberkammer in Stuttgart. He had been employed by the court since about 1835. According to the Staatsarchiv Ludwigsburg, he and a silver craftsman by the name of Hermann, from Stuttgart, were commissioned in 1844 to complete a table service that had been designed and made by John Mortimer and John Samuel Hunt (active since 1839) from London. Among other items, Bührer made two soup tureens for the service.