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Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850

Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
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  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
  • Antique Pair Engraved Entree Dishes Mappin Brothers London C1850
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Price: £425.00
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This is an exquisite and rare antique pair of English  silver plated entree dishes, Circa 1850 in date, and bearing the makers mark of the world renowned silversmiths "Mappin Brothers,66 Cheapside, 220 Regent Street, London & Sheffield".

They are of the highest quality, are beautifully engraved and embossed and are in excellent condition ready to grace your dining table.

A truly exquisite pair that would make a fine addition to any antique  collection.


Condition:

In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 13 x Width 31 x Depth 24

Dimensions in inches:

Height 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 0 inches x Depth 9 inches

Mappin & Webb
founded in 1774 by Jonathan Mappin, Mappin & Webb is one of the UK's leading retailers of fine jewellery and silverware. Today, it is renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design to produce exquisite jewellery, elegant silverware, watches and glassware.

Jonathan Mappin opened his first small silversmith workshop in Sheffield in 1774 and the following year the Mappin mark was entered at the assay office. Over the next fifteen years Jonathan Mappin's reputation for producing high quality silver spread throughout Sheffield. From these humble beginnings the business grew steadily and soon the next generation were expanding the business further

The first store was opened in London in 1849 at 17 Fore Street and was soon followed by stores in Moorgate and King William Street. In 1858, following rapid expansion of the Sheffield factory, John Newton Mappin invited his brother-in-law, George Webb to join him in the business. The first association of Mappin & Webb was forged.

Mappin & Webb is one of the UK's leading retailers of fine jewellery and silverware. Today, it is renowned for combining timeless craftsmanship with superior quality and contemporary design to produce exquisite jewellery, elegant silverware, watches and glassware.
 
Today Mappin & Webb is silversmith to Her Majesty the Queen and to His Royal Highness Prince of Wales.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 08241

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