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Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver asparagus dish and servers; an addition to our silver flatware collection

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Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish
Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish - Antique George V

Description


This exceptional antique George V sterling silver asparagus dish has a plain rounded rectangular, incurved form.


The surface of the dish is plain and unembellished, with an applied moulded border paralleling the incurved rim.


Either end of this sterling silver dish features an impressive cast sterling silver rounded handle accented with incurved motifs to the handpiece.


This exceptional example of antique silverware is supported with four cast silver hoof style feet.


The dish retains the original hallmarked wirework style draining rack, mirroring the incurved shape of the dish.


The sterling silver rack is supported by six ball style feet and is fitted with four elevated trefoil shaped fingerpieces.


This impressive serving dish features a pair of associate hallmarked sterling silver asparagus serving tongs.


The elongated rectangular blades of the tongs are embellished with impressive pierced interlacing leaf decoration.


The surface of the tongs is embellished with a paralleling tooled decorated border, continuing across the blades, stems and bridge.


The pinching action of the tongs is guided by a thread decorated rectangular support to the stems.


This exceptional dish was crafted by the Sheffield silversmith William Hutton & Sons Ltd in 1922 and the asparagus servers were made by the renowned London silversmith and flatware specialist George William Adams of Chawner & Co, in 1860.


Read a brief history of antique silver asparagus servers


Date: 1922

Condition


This antique sterling silver asparagus dish is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each component has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The hallmarks struck to the dish and servers, in addition to the part hallmarks to the draining rack are all very clear; the hallmarks are deeply struck due to the exceptional gauge of silver.


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


Dimensions


Dish

Length across handles 25.9cm/10.2"

Width 16.2cm/6.4"

Length of surface 24.4cm/9.6"

Width of surface 21.3cm/8.4"

Height to top of handle 4cm/1.6"

Height including rack 10cm/3.9"


Rack

Length 25.3cm/10"

Width 16cm/6.3"

Height to top of fingerpieces 7.7cm/3"


Servers

Length 25.6cm/10.1"

Width across blade 3.1cm/1.2"

Depth across bridge 6.4cm/2.5"


Total Weight


37.6 troy ounces/1168g


 
 
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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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