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Dishes

Antique Silver Dishes were originally made for very specific purposes such as the shell “butter” dishes and scalloped “strawberry dishes” (also known as “salad dishes”) which first appeared in the early 1700’s. During the later 18th and 19th centuries an extensive range of small open silver dishes evolved which make a practical addition to any dining table.

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Dishes

Antique Silver Dishes were originally made for very specific purposes such as the shell “butter” dishes and scalloped “strawberry dishes” (also known as “salad dishes”) which first appeared in the early 1700’s. During the later 18th and 19th centuries an extensive range of small open silver dishes evolved which make a practical addition to any dining table.

  • Circa 1600

     

    9453 Antique Nuremberg Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare piece of early German silver dating back to circa 1600. A charming little silver taster with scalloped borders and shaped side handles. The centre is engraved with a single flower and leaf motifs picked out with prick dot chasing. The scalloped sides also have prick dot decoration, possibly crown motifs. The interior still has its original gilt finish and the exterior retains traces of the original gilt. Weight 47 grams, 1.5 troy ounces. Width across handles 10.1cm. Height 3.1cm. Top 8.3cm. German silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for Nuremberg circa 1600. Maker Wolff Loschen.

  • Circa 1631

    William Maddox

    9605 Antique Charles I Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early 17th century sterling silver dish with applied shell side handles and scalloped rim. Unusual large size. Although quite shallow, this is more probably a wine taster than a sweetmeat dish. The embossed decoration has 10 segments containing flower motifs. The centre has a prick dot circle containing flower heads and a shield shaped cartouche with a simple coat of arms. Weight 217 grams, 6.9 troy ounces. Width across handles 25.6 cm. Diameter 19.2 cm. English silver hallmarks stamped on the edge for London. Circa 1631. Maker William Maddox.

  • 1634

    Thomas Maundy

    8190 Antique Charles I Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare and very beautiful 17th century sterling silver dish with pretty little shell side handles. Although rather shallow, this is more probably a wine taster than a sweetmeat dish. The embossed decoration has 8 segments containing scroll and other motifs. The centre is embossed with concentric prick dot circles containing flowers; inside there are 4 leaves and a shield shaped cartouche with scratched initials “TO” over “EF” to the reverse . Weight 95 grams, 3 troy ounces. Width across handles 18.35 cm. Diameter 11.6 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1634. Maker Thomas Maundy* (Jacksons P.119).

  • Circa 1650

    Hans Jakob Baur

    8683 Antique Augsburg Silver Dish

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    An early antique German silver dish (or possibly wine taster) of plain oval form with a scalloped border. To the centre there is a charming bird scene surrounded by raised dot decoration. The cast side handles are very pretty. Original interior gilding and a gilt around the top on the outside. Weight 129 grams, 4.1 troy ounces. Height 3 cms (4.5 cms to top of handle). Top of dish measures 16 x 14 cms. Marked on either side of one of the handles with German silver marks for Augsburg and on the inside rim with the makers mark for Hans Jakob Baur. Circa 1650.

  • 1654

     

    7794 Antique Commonwealth Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early English silver dish of circular shallow form with simple wire handles. The design of punched beading and lobes is typical of the period and forms a flower design in the base of the bowl. Weight 41 grams, 1.3 troy ounces. Height 2 cms. Diameter 8 cms. Spread across handles 10.5 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1654. Makers mark IW* (Jacksons P.120).

  • 1655

     

    7013 Commonwealth Period Silver Gilt Wine Taster

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    A rare and very beautiful 17th century sterling silver dish with original gilt finish. With leaf side handles and decorated with plants and flowers. Although rather shallow, this is probably a wine taster. The centre is engraved with prick dots and initials M over I*R. Weight 186 grams, 6 troy ounces. Width across handles 23 cm. Diameter 17 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1655. Makers mark ‘M’ over a star (Jacksons P.121).

  • Circa 1655

     

    10189 Commonwealth Period Antique Silver Wine Taster

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    A superb early English silver dish of circular shallow form with simple wire handles. Very rare and charming small size. The design of punched beading and lobes is typical of the period and forms a flower design in the base of the bowl. Stamped around the rim with owner’s initials “ALS”. Weight 19 grams, less than one troy ounce. Height 2.2cm (to top of handle). Diameter 6.2cm. Spread across handles 8.5cm. London circa 1655. Maker “WH.” 17th century.

  • Circa 1660

    Reinhold Ruhl

    8290 Early Antique Nurnberg Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare piece of early German silver. This charming little 17th century silver taster has scalloped borders and shaped side handles. The centre is embossed with a single flower stem surrounded by simple leaf motifs picked out with prick dot chasing. Traces of the original gilt finish, Weight 41 grams, 1.3 troy ounces. Width across handles 11.5 cm. Height 2.7 cms. Top 10.4 x 9.8 cms. German silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for Nurnberg circa 1660. Maker Reinhold Ruhl, noted for his fine quality cups and beakers.

  • 1661

    Richard Farmer

    9659 Charles II Silver Charger

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    A rare antique silver dish dating from Charles II period having the high relief embossing of animals, flowers and foliage, typical of the period. The quality of the decoration is excellent and the animals (lion, dog, stag and deer) are very charming. Weight 1172 grams, 31.1 troy ounces. Scratchweight 38=14. Diameter 41cm. London 1661. Maker “RF”, probably Richard Farmer (page 122 Jacksons Silver and Gold Marks”. Sterling silver.

  • 1667

    William Norman

    9673 Charles II Gilt Silver Salver on Foot

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    An outstanding piece of early English silver. A rare antique silver tazza, dating from Charles II period, having a plain form, thick gadroon borders, and a bright gilt finish. To the centre is a large, hand engraved coat of arms within a plumage feathers cartouche, very typical of the period. The quality of the piece is excellent and the finish is very crisp. Weight 1135 grams, 36.4 troy ounces. Diameter 33cm. Height 6.2cm. Sterling silver. London 1667. Maker “WN ”, probably William Norman* (courtesy of Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). Maker “WN ”, probably William Norman* (courtesy of Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). There is a gilt salver on foot by Norman in the Duke of Portland’s collection catalogued in 1935.

  • 1669

     

    8705 Charles II Silver Wine Taster

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    A rare early English silver dish of circular shallow form with two simple side handles. Lovely design with fleur de lys and dots to the lower body and to the centre a large flower within a circle of punched dots. Weight 77 grams, 2.4 troy ounces. Height 3 cms (4 cms to top of handle). Diameter 9.4 cms. Spread across handles 18.5 cms. English silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for London 1669. Makers mark GS (Jacksons P.127 – see photo). Sterling silver.

  • 1675

    Balthasar Haydt

    7799 Antique German Silver Wine Taster

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    A 17th century continental silver dish of small size with flat shaped side handles. To the outside there is an embossed decoration of fruit and ribbons. Very charming. Weight 93 grams, 3 troy ounces. Height 4 cms. Diameter 8.5 cms. Spread across handles 13 cms. On the base there is an assay scrape and German silver stamps for Augsburg. Maker Balthasar Haydt. Circa 1675.

  • Circa 1680

     

    9734 Antique German Silver Wine Taster

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    A charming little 17th century silver dish with scalloped sides and shaped side handles. The centre is embossed with a single flower stem picked out with prick dot engraving. Bold flowers, including poppies and daffodils were very popular during the mid to late 17th century. The gilt finish appears original and there is a gilt band to the outer edge. Owner’s initials “SW” engraved to one side, “EK” to the other. Weight 72 grams, 2.3 troy ounces. Width across handles 16cm. Height 2.8/3.8cm. Diameter 13cm. German silver marks stamped by the handle for maker Paul Hedel Hofer, Breslau. Circa 1680.

  • Circa 1680

     

    9876 Antique German Silver Wine Taster

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    A charming little 17th century silver dish with scalloped sides and shaped side handles. With a gilt finish inside and to the outside top rim. The centre is embossed throughout with shells, flowers and fruits. Weight 158 grams, 5 troy ounces. Top measures 16.5 x 12.5 cm. Width across handles 16.1 cm. Height 3.1 cm. Continental silver marks stamped by the handle. Probably German. Circa 1680.

  • Circa 1681

     

    8897 Charles II Silver Alms Dish

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    A rare and beautiful early English silver plate. Simple plain design with reeded border. Lovely patina and excellent original condition. Weight 171 grams, 5.4 troy ounces. Diameter 17.2 cms. Very clear markers mark only to the top edge. Circa 1681. Makers mark SH – see Jacksons page 137.

  • Circa 1690

    Augsburg

    8712 Antique German Augsburg Silver Dish

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    An early antique German silver dish (or possibly wine taster) of plain oval form with a scalloped border. To the centre there is a charming bird scene surrounded by shell border. The cast side handles have a birds head design on top. Original interior gilding . Weight 136 grams, 4.3 troy ounces. Height 2.75 cms. Top of dish measures 17.25 x 13.5 cms. Spread 21.5 cms. Marked on the rim with German silver marks for Augsburg. Makers mark “IK”. Circa 1690.

  • Circa 1700

     

    8317 Antique Augsburg Silver Dish

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    An excellent early German silver dish of oval form having a decorative embossed design. The centre depicts a forest scene with a gentleman riding a horse accompanied by a lady riding side saddle; a young page boy leads the way. The raised leafy border portrays in deep relief a deer hunt with a pack of dogs busily chasing 2 deer. Weight 142 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Length 23.5 cms. Width 20 cms. Marked on the top edge for Augsburg, Germany. Maker Jacob Warnberger. Circa 1700.

  • Circa 1700

     

    8977 Antique Augsburg Silver Dish

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    A charming little early German silver dish of oval form with a decorative embossed design. The centre depicts a village scene with country style houses and a gentleman out strolling. The raised leafy border is embellished with a garland of flowers. Weight 121 grams, 3.8 troy ounces. Length 20.5 cms. Width 18.5 cms. Marked on the top edge for Augsburg, Germany. Circa 1700.

  • 1700

     

    9712 Antique German Silver Dish

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    An interesting piece of early German silver with a tobacco smoking scene to the centre. Original gilt interior. The little dish, or wine taster, has scalloped borders and scrolled side handles. Embossed to the centre is the figure of a man in 17th century clothing and smoking a giant pipe; a brazier stands on the table to the left. The cartouche is formed from embossed dots and foliage in typical 17thcentury style. Weight 95 grams, 3 troy ounces. Width across handles 13.15cm. Height 3.1cm. Top 12.8cm. German silver hallmarks stamped around the edge for Augsburg circa 1700. Maker probably “IK” unidentified.

  • 1708

    John Tiffin

    9727 Queen Anne Silver Spoon Tray

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    A small antique silver dish of oval form with a ribbed and scalloped border. *Britannia standard silver. Hand engraved crest to the centre and owners initials to the reverse. Excellent colour. Weight 99 grams, 3.1 troy ounces. Top measures 16 x 9cm. Height 1.6cm. London 1708. Maker John Tiffin.

  • 1709

    Nathaniel Lock

    8590 Antique Queen Anne Silver Strawberry Dish

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    An early English antique silver strawberry or salad dish of circular form with a scalloped edge and shallow bowl. Britannia standard silver*. With a hand engraved crest to the centre. Excellent colour. Weight 409 grams, 13.1 troy ounces. Height 3 cms. Diameter 22 cms. Marked around the top rim for London 1709. Maker Nathaniel Lock.

  • 1711

    Nathaniel Lock

    8315 Antique Queen Anne Silver Strawberry Dish

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    An early English antique silver strawberry or salad dish of circular form with a scalloped edge and shallow bowl. Britannia standard silver*. Superb colour. Weight 483 grams, 15.5 troy ounces. Height 3.5 cms. Diameter 23 cms. Marked on the top rim for London 1711. Maker Nathaniel Lock.

  • 1714

    William Spring

    8945 Antique George I Silver Strawberry Dish

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    An early English antique silver strawberry or salad dish of circular form with a scalloped edge and shallow bowl. Britannia standard silver*. To the centre there is a hand engraved crest within a decorative cartouche. Excellent colour. Weight 403 grams, 12.9 troy ounces. Height 2.5 cms. Diameter 20.7 cms. Marked around the top edge for London 1714. Maker William Spring.

  • Circa 1715

    Edmund Holaday

    6383 George I Silver Strawberry Dish

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    An early English antique silver strawberry or salad dish with scalloped edge and unusually deep bowl. Britannia standard silver. Superb colour. Weight 361 grams, 11.6 troy ounces. Height 5 cms. Diameter 21 cms. London 1715. Maker Edmund Holaday.

  • 1730

    Paul de Lamerie

    8851 Antique George II Silver Dish by Paul de Lamerie

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    A superb quality silver bowl or alms dish by the sought after Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie. Heavy gauge metal and a plain solid foot. The reeded rim has applied shell and scroll ornaments and to the underside there are applied acanthus leaves. The top has a fine quality border of hand engraved motifs with trellis hatching together with a matching inner circle. This work is very typical of Huguenot silver work Weight 722 grams, 23.2 troy ounces. Height 4 cms. Length 27.5 cms. Width 24 cms. London 1730. Maker Paul de Lamerie.

  • Circa 1730

     

    9468 Antique Silesian Silver Tazza

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    A very interesting early continental dish of octagonal form having ribbed borders and pressed decoration. Large size. The spreading foot has matching ornament with matted detail, it is fixed to the top with the original rivets. The silver is of thin gauge which is typical of some early continental silver. Weight 644 grams, 20.7 troy ounces. Height 8 cm. Width 33 cm. Stamped on the edge with Silesian silver marks for Streigau, makers mark, the initials “FW” and assay scrape, circa 1730.

  • 1735

    William Clarke Of Cork

    6405 George II Irish Silver Strawberry Dish

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    A beautiful antique sterling silver serving dish with a scalloped border. Handsome plain design. To the centre there is a hand engraved armorial for the Earl of Ormonde in Cork. Excellent patina. Weight 316 grams, 10.1 troy ounces. Diameter 24 cms. Height 4 cms. No date mark. Dublin circa 1735. Maker William Clarke

  • Circa 1735

    Benjamin Godfrey

    9636 Antique George II Silver Strawberry Dish

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    A fine quality antique silver strawberry dish of circular form and raised on cast shaped feet. Ribbed and scalloped border. Good weight and patina. The surface and border are hand engraved with a well executed decoration of shells and scrolls, typical of the period and displaying the Huguenot influence associated with this maker. To the centre is an excellent armorial within a decorative cartouche. This could also be used as a salver or small tray. Weight 715 grams, 22.9 troy ounces. Scratch weight 23=6. Diameter 24 cm, inner diameter 19.5 cm. Height 4 cm. Circa 1735. Maker’s mark only for Benjamin Godfrey. Sterling silver.

  • 1745 - 1770

    George Hodder Of Cork

    7382 Antique Cork Serving Dish by George Hodder

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    A rare provincial Irish silver dish and detachable cover of unusual shallow design. At first sight this looks to be a bacon or hash dish however it is more likely to be a cheese toaster. Very simple and charming. The plain form is embellished by a gadroon border and small side handles. To the top there is a hand engraved crest of a boars head over a French motto. 524 grams, 16.8 troy ounces. Spread 29 cm. Length 22.5 cm. Width 14.5 cm. Both pieces are stamped “sterling” with the distinctive scrolled border used by George Hodder 1745-1770. The top also bears Hodder’s maker’s mark (double struck).

  • Circa 1750

     

    6179 Large Antique Spanish Silver Dish

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    A large and decorative antique silver dish with gilt finish and embossed with flowers, shells and other motifs. Broad raised border and deep expansive centre. Weight 737 grams, 23.7 troy ounces. Height 5 cms. Length 45 cms. Width 32 cms. Stamped on top edge with assay scrape and 2 punches with initials. Castle stamp to the underside. Spanish. Circa 1750.

  • 1767

    Francis Butty and Nicholas Dumee

    8326 Pair of George III Silver Strawberry Dishes

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    A delightful pair of antique sterling silver serving dishes of circular form with a scalloped border. Good plain style. The centres have a hand engraved crest within a shield and decorative cartouche. Originally intended for strawberries and/or salad. Good colour. Weight 697 grams, 22.4 troy ounces. Diameter 22 cms. Height 3.5 cms. London 1767. Maker Francis Butty and Nicholas Dumee.

  • 1779

     

    9679 Georgian Silver Shell Dish

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    A delightful antique sterling silver butter dish in the form of a scallop shell. Lovely simple design. Bead borders and pretty little whelk shell feet. Excellent condition and good gauge silver. Excellent condition and good gauge silver. Weight 91 grams, 2.9 troy ounces. Measures 13.7x12cm. Height 3cm. London 1779. Makers mark rubbed. Sterling silver.

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