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Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857

A magnificent, fine and impressive set of three antique Russian silver meat platters; an addition to our dining silverware collection

SKU: A7914
Price: £6,950.00
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Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857
Set of Three Russian Silver Meat Platters - Antique 1857

Description


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: Э.Б, 1857 (Eduvard/Eduard Fyodorovich Brandenburg / Эдувард/Эдуард Федорович Бранденбург)

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.


Read a brief history of antique silver trays


Date: 1857

Condition


These antique silver meat platters are a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

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

There are some surface knife scratches to the well of each platter, in keeping with the age and purpose.

Full Russian hallmarks struck to the underside of the platters are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Russian silverware.


Dimensions


Length 45cm/17.7"

Width 32cm/12.6"

Length of well 35.4cm/13.9"

Width of well 22.2cm/8.7"

Height 3.6cm/1.4"


Total Weight


171.3 troy ounces/5328g


 
 
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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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