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SOLD - Set of Six Sterling Silver Soup Plates - Antique William IV

A magnificent, fine and impressive set of six antique William IV English sterling silver soup plates; an addition to our range of ornamental dining silverware

SKU: A4400
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SOLD - Set of Six Sterling Silver Soup Plates - Antique William IV
SOLD - Set of Six Sterling Silver Soup Plates - Antique William IV


This magnificent set of six antique William IV sterling silver soup plates has a plain circular form.

The raised border is embellished with three exceptionally crisp and impressive contemporary bright cut engraved crests pertaining to the surnames Burdett, Coutts and Bartlett*.

Each antique plate is ornamented with a fine and impressive applied gadroon decorated shaped border to the rim.

The deep circular well of each soup plate is plain and unembellished.

The underside of each piece of this soup plate set retains the silversmith’s original centre punch mark.

These impressive examples of William IV silverware were crafted by the London silversmiths Mary Sibley & Richard Sibley II; these makers were registered in February 1836 and the date letter 'A' also pertains to 1836, it can be determined due to the hallmarking system this piece was one of the first items of silver created using this maker's mark.

Such soup plates are scarce to the market.

* This combination of crests can be associated with Angela Georgina Burdett Coutts (1814-1906), a philanthropist and heiress to the Coutts banking fortune and her young American secretary William Ashmead-Bartlett. This 'unsuitable' marriage would cause her to disinherit, however they married at the age of 67 in 1881, breaking the terms of her inheritance and passing three fifths of her fortune to her younger sister's son, who took the name "Coutts".

Date: 1836


This antique soup plate set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved crest are exceptionally crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each soup plate are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique silverware.


Diameter 24.5cm/9.6"

Diameter of well 18cm/7.1"

Height 3cm/1.2"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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