This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance
The Souffle Dish is circular in form with a raised everted rim decorated with reeding. This piece has two naturalistic side handles decorated with acanthus foliage. The front of the main body is engraved with a contemporary Armorial, all surrounded by a pluming scroll cartouche. The interior liner has a gadrooned rim and is engraved with a contemporary Crest. The Arms and Crest are those of Thorold of Marston, Co. Lincs, created Baronets of England in 1642. This ancient and prominent Lincolnshire gentry family was founded in the county when a Yorkshire Knight, Sir Richard Thorold of Selby, married Joan, daughter and sole heiress of Robert de Hough, of Marston, in 1379. The Arms are specifically those of John Charles Thorold, who succeeded his father as the 11th Baronet in 1831. In 1841 Sir Charles married Elizabeth Frances, third daughter of Colonel Thomas Blackborn Thornton-Hildyard of Flintham Hall, County Notts. He died in 1866.
Length, handle to handle: 10.25 inches, 25.63cm.
Height: 3.25 inches, 8.13cm.