This antique dish is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.
There are fine knife marks to the surface of the platter, but this is to be expected in keeping with age and does not detract from the aesthetically pleasing appearance of the piece.
The nature of the push fit platter has effected minor surface wear to each handle.
There are a few dings to the underside of the platter and the Sheffield plate base has some bruising to the underside and surface blemishes in keeping with age.
When the components are assembled for use the blemishes and dings are not visible.
The applied decorated border to the platter is sharp.
The bright cut engraved crest is crisp.
Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the silver platter are very clear; the Sheffield plate base is unhallmarked.
The wear to these pieces is to be expected with age and function, and does not detract from the overall appearance. Such a combination of platter and dish is rare to the market, and is therefore worthy of inclusion in the AC Silver inventory.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.