Antique Victorian Silver Plated Double Entree Dish Elkington & C0 19th C
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We are very pleased to be able to offer for sale this gorgeous antique silver plated entree dish. Bearing the makers mark for the world famous silversmith Elkington & Co, it dates from around 1880.
This Elkington double entree dish has the added distinction of bearing the Thompson patent mark for the intricate opening mechanism which raises both lids when you press down on the button on top of the handle.
It is decorated with fine bead work and features Egyptionesque masques on both sides of the handle. It is in excellent condition as can be seen from the many photos we have provided of this unique item in our photo gallery.
Seeing this Elkington Double Entree Dish in Person
It's a pretty good idea to see fine antiques such as this in person. With this thought please try to go to our North London warehouse to check out this antique silver plated entree dish, together with the wide range of other decorative silver objects that we have available. If you are going to make a special trip to see this piece, please contact us first to determine that this Elkington double entree dish is still available and has not already been sold. Please be sure to provide us the item reference number when getting in touch so we know which of our many silver plated antiques you are talking about.
Regent Antiques - Warehouse Opening Hours
Our London display room is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to look at this antique silver plated entree dish. We also open sporadically on Saturdays – but remember to call in advance before making the journey on a Saturday as we do not want you to be disappointed.
If You'd Like Some More Detail About This Entre Dish
To discover more about this Elkington double entree dish and for you to get advice about any questions you might have, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our in-house antiques consultants on the telephone number shown above. When calling please state the item number, so we find out which silver plated item you need to discuss.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
You are looking at a superb silver antique which requires skillful packing and shipping so that it arrives at your destination securely and safely. We can ship this antique silver plated entree dish to practically any destination around the globe and we will be completely happy to take care of the packaging for you, but kindly do call or email for a transportation quote first, before paying for this Elkington double entree dish so that we can fully meet your transportation wishes. We ship completely without charge to any mainland UK address.
If you are not satisfied with the article, we offer a 14-day money back pledge in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for for the return transportation fees for this antique silver plated entree dish, unless we have inaccurately explained the piece in some crucial way and you do not receive the article as explained. You must return the article in its original package and state.
You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this Elkington double entree dish.
Some Guidelines on Choosing Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver
Choosing antique and second-hand silver is a massive field which features craftsmanship by some of the finest master goldsmiths who were internationally renowned designers in their own right down to the most functional and ordinary of machine manufactured regular household products. In pondering choosing this antique silver plated entree dish we are pleased to supply a some ideas that could help you choose on what appears most useful for you.
Highly valued for thousands of years, silver has distinctive attributes that have made it both gorgeous and valuable and as a result many people have collected and used it in countless of different forms. There is a large amount of antique, vintage and second-hand silver presented currently available today. So how do you know what to pick?
The number one guideline is that you must spend money on what you actually like. Give some thought to precisely why you like this antique silver plated entree dish and if it speaks to your artistic sense then why procrastinate? Authorities always say that you should opt for the very best you can afford, and this does not inevitably mean the earliest or indeed the biggest. Do take a while to discover the makers and the designs that appeal to you and this will aid you decide the direction you need to go to build up a splendid silver collection. If you appreciate a particular piece of silver such as this antique silver plated entree dish you will want to show it to friends and family and your happiness will pass to them too.
A key issue is the condition of a silver item and how much renovation work has been done. When choosing silver antiques that are over 200 years old they need to have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver piece to look like it just came from the workshop - if it does then it has probably been intensely restored which is not the best thing for an item of antique silver.
Try to remember that in the silver antiques world a small amount of restoration is tolerable where a small ding or dent may be very carefully removed. But be warned of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later enhancements or adornments. All of these are unsatisfactory for a piece of fine antique silver. Happily here at Regent Antiques we are cautious and offer only the finest unblemished silver pieces and if things like re-plating has taken place we will tell you. We always present ample pictures of our silver pieces so you can see specifically what condition they are in. Do take a few moments to look at the pics for this antique silver plated entree dish to satisfy yourself of its condition. If you have any points about it you are always very welcome to call or email us. We will be delighted to put your mind at rest about the condition of this antique silver plated entree dish.
You should know that silver tarnishes and you will have to take care it by polishing it relatively frequently. It's a good plan to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to show it in a relatively airtight showcase if you're able to. This will keep it shining for the greatest possible time. If you look after it well this antique silver plated entree dish will practically last forever.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 27 x Width 33 x Depth 22
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 9 inches
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).
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: 08797
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