George III Antique Silver Entrée Dishes, London 1812

GBP 7,950.00

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Object Description

A fantastic quality pair of antique silver serving dishes with matching covers. Large size and good gauge silver. This elegant circular form, with plain styling and bead borders, is often known as “cushion form”. The covers have a large decorative cartouche hand engraved to the front and reverse.

Total silver weight 5,798 grams, 186 troy ounces.
Height 22cm. Diameter (top) 24.7cm, (base) 24.7cm.
London 1812.
Maker Thomas Robins.
Sterling silver.

Ideal to use on the table or sideboard to keep hot food warm, these dishes are very flexible in use and perfect for a formal buffet. The plates can be used on their own to serve food and are lovely large size for sandwiches and other finger food.

Marks. The bases are stamped with a full set of silver hallmarks, the lids and handles are part marked. All fully matching and original. Each has a scratchweight of 94=16 and 98=10. Originally part of a large set, one entrée dish top and base is stamped number 1 and 2, the other is stamped 3 and 3.

Maker: John Robins

John Robins, London silversmith, apprenticed to Richard Wade and turned over to David Whyte. Free 1771. 1st mark as plateworker 1774. 2nd mark, 2 sizes, 1787. Died 1831.

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Object Condition

This impressive pair of serving dishes is in very good condition, the pieces all fit nicely together and are fully functional. They show minor signs of wear compatible with age. The engravings are nice and sharp.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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