Silver soup tureens from 18th century France with animals on the lids hoping they never fall in. From various collections and all made in Paris.

Tureen with crayfish. 1749. French. Silver.
Tureen with crayfish. 1749. French. Silver, cast in several parts and soldered together. Étienne-Jacques Marcq, silversmith (born ca. 1705–1781). Image © 2000–2019 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Tureen in the public domain due to age. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/462598
Tureen with sea creatures.
Tureen, stand and cover with sea creatures. Modeled on an actual sea shell. One of two tureens made for Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston, in 1735-1740. Silver. Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, designer. Made by Pierre-François Bonnestrenne and Henry Adnet. Image © Cleveland Museum of Art. Fair use license. via http://cefiro.main.jp/Juste_Aurele_Meissonier.html
Tureen with lid with boar's heads and forelegs ornamenting either end with vegetables, crustaceans, and other game on the lid.
Tureen with lid with boar’s heads and forelegs ornamenting either end with vegetables, crustaceans, and other game on the lid. Part of a large dinner service ordered by Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, Comte de Toulouse in 1727. 1733-1734. French. Thomas Germain, silversmith. Image © 2019 Detroit Institute of Arts. Fair use license. via https://www.dia.org/art/collection/object/tureen-lid-liner-and-stand-45774
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