This is an exquisitely high-quality and rare antique pair of English Old Sheffield silver plated on copper domed entree dishes, each with lid and stand, circa 1815 in date.
These stunning shaped oblong entree dishes feature two impressive chased loop handles with splendid floral and foliate decoration and a matching detachable lid with elegant engine turn decoration, which infuses extra light and sumptuousness to the whole composition.
They are engraved on each side with a coat-of-arms and motto 'Fortiter Occupa Portum' ('Defend your harbours bravely').
Each entree dish bears the Crown mark.
They stand on four distinguished scroll and foliage cast feet.
They are of the highest quality and are ready to grace your dining table.
A truly exquisite pair that would make a fine addition to any antique collection.
In excellent condition. As antique items, the pieces show signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the dishes display beautifully.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 21 x Width 36 x Depth 23
Dimensions in inches:
Height 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 9 inches
Our reference: 09949
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