Wow, this large antique silver plate covered tureen is a very unusual and detailed piece! It was made by the Simpson Silver Co in the late 1800's. Check out those ornate handles, the band of intricate chased designs and the feet which feature mask faces. It is a very impressive piece standing about 15" tall and wide. It would make a fantastic focal piece or even a vase. Or use it as a soup tureen. There is overall gentle wear of the silver here and there leaving a pleasing patina.