These exceptional antique George II sterling silver dinner plates/second course dishes has a circular shaped form.
The raised border is embellished with an impressive bright cut engraved marital coat of arms incorporating the motto 'Tria juncta in uno' - Three joined in one.
The rim of each antique second course dish is encircled with a fine and impressive applied gadroon decorated border accented with alternating scrolling leaf designs.
The circular well of each plate is plain and unembellished.
The underside of each plate retains the silversmith's centre punch mark in addition to the original item numbers 9, 10 and 12* and the original scratch weight of 32 troy ounces and 4 pennyweights (32.2 troy ounces); as to be expected the measured weight has subtly diminished in keeping with age to 29.9 troy ounces.
Larger second course dishes such as these are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.
* These pieces are a segment of a more extensive table service incorporating dishes, trays and platters; through time the service will have been divided.
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Maker: Thomas Heming