Soup tureen - ROM2006_8078_4


Soup tureen

Maker: Robert Cruickshank (1743-1809, active in England 1759-1772 and Canada 1773-1807)
Geography: London, England
Date: c. 1767
37.0 cm (length)
Object number: 2006.
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada

Robert Cruickshank operated a workshop in London for six years, before immigrating to Montreal in early 1773, where he became the leading silversmith. In London he made hollow-ware only, of which this tureen is an example. In Montreal his production was more diverse, reflective of a small and remote colonial market. He made liturgical silver, hollow-ware, flatware and great quantities of silver ornaments for the fur trade.

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