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Pair of Sterling Silver Entrée Dishes - Antique William IV (1834)

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique William IV English sterling silver entree dishes; an addition to our ornamental dining collection

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Pair of Sterling Silver Entrée Dishes - Antique William IV (1834)

Description


These exceptional antique William IV sterling silver entrée dishes have an oval shaped form.


Each silver dish is fitted with a deep oval hallmarked domed cover, surmounted with the original impressive hallmarked cast sterling silver scrolling leaf decorated handle.


The cover of both silver dishes display a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms displaying quarterly in the first and fourth a chrevron between three dolphins heads embowed and second and third a chevron between three escallops.


This impressive coat of arms are surmounted with the crest depicting out of a coronet an antelope's head*, all above the motto 'Specs In CÅ"lis Est' - Hope is in heaven.


The upper portion of the cover is further ornamented with an applied moulded border, paralleling the shape of the piece.


The rim of each dish base is encompassed with an applied scrolling leaf decorated border to the incurved shaped rim.


* This crest, in addition to the dolphin quarters of the escutcheon, pertains to the Freer family


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Date: 1834

Condition


These antique silver entree dishes are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition in keeping with age.

The dishes show minor surface scratches to the interior of each component, in keeping with age and use.

The applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved heraldic markings have wear in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks are struck to the surface of each base and cover, in addition to part hallmarks to the handles are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of 19th century silverware.


Dimensions


Length 33cm/13"

Width 25.4cm/10"

Length of well 23cm/9.1"

Width of well 16cm/6.3"

Height 14.2cm/5.6"


Total Weight


115.3 troy ounces/3587g


 
 
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