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Sterling Silver Presentation / Fruit Dish - Antique Victorian (1892)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver presentation / fruit dish; part of our diverse silver baskets and dishes collection

SKU: A8740

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This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver dish has an oval, galleon shaped form.

The surface of this centrepiece dish is embellished with chased scrolling leaf decoration accented with rose designs.

The ornamentation to the dish incorporates two shaped panels of interlacing, woven scrolling designs, in addition to a large shaped vacant cartouche beneath the swept leaf decorated handpiece.

The opposing side of this exceptional fruit dish features a magnificent cast sterling silver figural ornament modelled in the form of a Venus style female character draped in fabric holding a flower with an outstretched arm, while a winged putto* peers at her face.

The upper rim of this sterling silver dish is encompassed with an applied moulded border accented with a shaped flared leaf texture ornamented plateau.

This antique presentation/fruit dish is supported by four fine and impressive applied and pierced decorated bracket style feet, embellished with further scrolling leaf and rose decoration.

* In art and culture, a putto (plural: putti) is a chubby male child, usually nude and occasionally bearing wings.

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Date: 1892


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

The dish has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The chased and applied decoration is all very sharp.

Full British hallmarks struck to the underside of the dish are all very clear, in keeping with age and location.

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


Length 27.4cm/10.8"

Width 16.6cm/6.5"

Height 21.4cm/8.4"


43.5 troy ounces/1352g

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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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