These magnificent antique Russian silver meat platters has an oval incurved shaped form with a sunken plain oval central well.
The well of these silver platters are plain and unembellished.
The raised shaped border is ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved monogram initials 'MH' and crest* depicting the Russian imperial eagle of Saint Petersburg*, each below a coronet; a double-headed Imperial Eagle displayed, grasping in the dexter claw an imperial sceptre, and in the sinister claw an imperial orb.
The rim of these impressive examples of Russian silverware are encompassed with an applied border accented with alternating scrolling leaf designs to each incurve.
The hallmarks struck to the underside of each platter includes:
Maker's mark: PK (untraced)
Assay mark: Eduvard/Eduard Fyodorovich Brandenburg, 1857
Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks**)
City Mark: St Petersburg, Russia
* A two-headed eagle was used within the coat of arms for the Russian Empire till the Russian Revolution in 1917, when it was abolished this was later restored in 1993.
** 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver.
Maker: Untraced Maker's Mark