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White House Furnishings: Soup Tureen Detail

White House Furnishings: Soup Tureen Detail

Photographer
Bruce M. White
Date of Work
ca. 1817
Medium
Photograph
Credit
White House Historical Association

White House Furnishings: Soup Tureen Detail

This image shows the detail of an eagle finial perched atop a silver soup tureen made by renowned Paris silversmith Jacques-Henri Fauconnier circa 1817, during James Monroe's administration. Both the three-dimensional eagle top and the etched eagle were likely inspired by the design of the Great Seal.

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