The Dalhousie Tureen

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Presented by Lt Col George Earle of Dalhousie 1801

The Dalhousie Tureen is an impressive, large silver soup tureen with cover and is inherited from the Queen's (Second) Royal Surrey Regiment. It is a rectangular shape with ‘reeded’ rim, engraved with Dalhousie and the Queen’s Regiment crest on the long side. It has ring handles within rams heads mounted on each end. The tureen sits on 4 large ball and claw feet. The cover is plain with a full model paschal lamb, the iconic emblem of the Royal Surrey Regiment, mounted atop.

In spite of its age the tureen has little damage and traditionally takes pride of place on the Battalion’s dining tables, its fine paschal lamb keeping a close eye on the eating habits of the subalterns.

The inscription reads, "The Dalhousie Tureen presented by Lt Col George Earle of Dalhousie 1801.”