George III Silver Shell Dishes

GBP 1,150.00

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Object Description

A pretty pair of antique silver butter dishes in the form of a scallop shell. Simple design with a plain reed border. Charming little whelk shell feet.
Weight 233 grams, 7.45 troy ounces.
Each measures 14.1×13.1cm. Height 3.5cm.
London 1788/90.
Maker Henry Green.
Sterling silver.

Henry Green, London silversmith, free by redemption of the Girdlers Company 1772. 1st mark in partnership with Charles Aldridge as plateworker 1775. 2nd mark alone (3 sizes) 1786.

Object Literature

Antique Silver Dishes were originally made for very specific purposes such as the shell “butter” dishes and scalloped “strawberry dishes” which first appeared in the early 1700’s. During the later 18th and 19th centuries an extensive range of small open silver dishes evolved which make a practical addition to any dining table.

Object Condition

These antique silver shells are in very good condition. Stamped underneath with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks (the marks on 1 shell are a bit worn). Same maker, date letters for 1788 and 1790.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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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