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Browse our collection of practical covered antique silver serving dishes. These elegant heirlooms are not only beautiful to look at but can also be used to keep food warm.

Antique Silver Argyles, Sauceboats and Pap Boats are receptacles for serving sauces and gravy

The Antique Silver Entrée Dish with detachable cover can be used for a variety of foods and was made in many shapes. These were found from the mid 18th century and often have removable handles so that the lid could also be used as a dish. From the late 1700’s they were often made with heater bases.

Antique Silver Revolving Top Serving Dishes are versatile servers traditionally used to serve breakfast (eg. bacon, eggs, kedgeree etc) but nowadays are bought for many diverse reasons and particularly for serving muffins. They are normally electroplated silver.

Antique Silver Chafing Dishes have a similar function to the entrée dish but usually have a detachable handle.

The Antique Silver Venison Dish or Turkey Dish is a large covered carving dish with tree and well grooves to channel the meat juices into the gravy well. The domed covers often have large armorial engravings.

Antique Silver Tureens with side carrying handles were introduced during the reign of George II. They are generally oval shaped, although they can be round or rectangular. Some have detachable liners and/or matching stands. Suitable for soup and stews, they often have a large matching ladle. Smaller sized tureens did not appear before 1760 and were used to serve sauces and gravy.

The Antique Silver Argyle is a gravy-warmer similar in shape to a covered coffee pot. The gravy is kept warm by various means. It is named after John Campbell (1723-1806), the fifth Duke of Argyll who hated the way that gravy arrived cold to the table from his kitchens at Inverary Castle during the cold Scottish winters. Argyles were produced up until the Victorian period in both silver and Sheffield plate. They are very rare and only a limited number now survive.

The Antique Silver Sauceboat was made its first appearance in the early 1700’s. The original form had two lips, one at each end, with two scroll handles and a spreading foot. This was quickly followed by the single lip form and by the 1740s nearly all examples had the traditional three feet. Usually oval, they were very occasionally octagonal or circular, and were originally intended for cold sauces.

The Antique Silver Pap Boat was originally used as a shallow feeding dish for a child or invalid. These were only produced during c.1800-1840. With their smooth elegant shape, they make ideal servers for sauce.

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Dining

Browse our collection of practical covered antique silver serving dishes. These elegant heirlooms are not only beautiful to look at but can also be used to keep food warm.

Antique Silver Argyles, Sauceboats and Pap Boats are receptacles for serving sauces and gravy

The Antique Silver Entrée Dish with detachable cover can be used for a variety of foods and was made in many shapes. These were found from the mid 18th century and often have removable handles so that the lid could also be used as a dish. From the late 1700’s they were often made with heater bases.

Antique Silver Revolving Top Serving Dishes are versatile servers traditionally used to serve breakfast (eg. bacon, eggs, kedgeree etc) but nowadays are bought for many diverse reasons and particularly for serving muffins. They are normally electroplated silver.

Antique Silver Chafing Dishes have a similar function to the entrée dish but usually have a detachable handle.

The Antique Silver Venison Dish or Turkey Dish is a large covered carving dish with tree and well grooves to channel the meat juices into the gravy well. The domed covers often have large armorial engravings.

Antique Silver Tureens with side carrying handles were introduced during the reign of George II. They are generally oval shaped, although they can be round or rectangular. Some have detachable liners and/or matching stands. Suitable for soup and stews, they often have a large matching ladle. Smaller sized tureens did not appear before 1760 and were used to serve sauces and gravy.

The Antique Silver Argyle is a gravy-warmer similar in shape to a covered coffee pot. The gravy is kept warm by various means. It is named after John Campbell (1723-1806), the fifth Duke of Argyll who hated the way that gravy arrived cold to the table from his kitchens at Inverary Castle during the cold Scottish winters. Argyles were produced up until the Victorian period in both silver and Sheffield plate. They are very rare and only a limited number now survive.

The Antique Silver Sauceboat was made its first appearance in the early 1700’s. The original form had two lips, one at each end, with two scroll handles and a spreading foot. This was quickly followed by the single lip form and by the 1740s nearly all examples had the traditional three feet. Usually oval, they were very occasionally octagonal or circular, and were originally intended for cold sauces.

The Antique Silver Pap Boat was originally used as a shallow feeding dish for a child or invalid. These were only produced during c.1800-1840. With their smooth elegant shape, they make ideal servers for sauce.

  • 1724 - 1728

    Johann Christoph Treffler

    9884 Early 18th Century German Silver Ecuelle and Cover

    £6,750

    A rare and highly desirable antique silver bowl with matching lid, the cast side handles with face masks and foliate scroll work. Handy size, suitable for serving vegetables. The cover, applied with portrait medallions and three scroll and dolphin feet, can be inverted for use as a bowl stand or a spoon tray. The rim of the bowl and cover are hand engraved with decorative strapwork designs. The centre top has a large monogram with intertwined initials in old fashioned script, repeated to the outside of the bowl (worn). Weight 391 grams, 12.5cm. Height 6cm (bowl), 9.1cm (bowl and lid). Diameter 8cm. Spread 22cm. German silver marks for Augsburg. Maker Johann Christoph Treffler 1724-28.

  • 1735

    John Chapman

    9581 George II Silver Sauceboats

    £4,500

    A good pair of antique sterling silver sauce jugs of plain oval form on a spreading foot. Scalloped rims. Each jug has a hand engraved armorial to the front. Good colour. Weight of pair 702 grams, 22.5 troy ounces. Height 10.2 cm. Bowl measures 15 x 10 cm. Spread 19 cm. London 1735. Maker John Chapman.

  • 1739

    William Garrard

    9665 George II Silver Pap Boat

    £495

    A charming little antique silver feeding bowl with the plain styling typical for this period. Suitable as a small sauceboat. Weight 52 grams, 1.6 troy ounces. Height 3.5cm. Spread 10cm. London 1739. Maker William Garrard.

  • 1740

    Paul de Lamerie

    9690 George II Cream Boat by Paul de Lamerie

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    A superb antique silver cream jug made by the celebrated 18th century Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie. A fine piece of exuberant rococo silver of naturalistic design incorporating boldly cast figural images, foliage, fruit and flowers. Very heavy and sits well in the hand. The shaped oval body stands on 3 shell feet with curious face masks and scrolling leaf terminals. The handle is formed as 2 intertwined snakes and attached to the body by a large flower rosette. Below the pouring lip is another face mask and the crest of an arm and sword. Both sides have a large applied decorative panel on a matted background. Weight 212 grams, 6.8 troy ounces. Height 9.4cm (to top of handle). Spread 12.4cm. Width 7cm. London 1740. Maker Paul de Lamerie.

  • 1755

    William Grundy

    9858 George II Silver Sauceboats

    £2,850

    A handsome pair of antique sterling silver sauceboats with typical classic shape and plain styling of the period. Large size and good weight. Hand engraved crest to the front. Each has a Latin inscription engraved to the underside, dated 1756, in old fashioned script. Total weight 874 grams, 28.1 troy ounces. Spread 22 cm. Height 13.9 cm (to top of handle). London 1755. Maker William Grundy. Sterling silver.

  • 1773

    William Holmes & Nicholas Dumee

    9848 George III Silver Tureens

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    A fine set of 4 antique silver sauce tureens with matching stands and lids. Of classical oval form, they have traditional gadroon borders and lions mask side handles. Hand engraved to the front of each there is a large coat of arms within a decorative cartouche, and to the reverse there is a lion crest above a coronet. The attractive cast silver lid finials have a daisy and foliate design. Total weight 4,040 grams, 129 troy ounces. Height 16 cm. Tureen top 17 x 12 cm. London 1773. Maker William Holmes & Nicholas Dumee. Sterling silver.

  • 1787

     

    9308 Georgian Campaign Jug

    £950

    Probably of medical interest. A rare and interesting antique sterling silver jug of simple form with a detachable handle with a turned wooden grip. Hand engraved to the front is a circular cartouche containing the Pollen family crest of a pelican and motto “De Tout Mon Coeur”. Contains 250 ml. Weight 184 grams, 5.9 troy ounces. Height 13 cm. Spread 16.5 cm. London 1787.

  • 1799

    Paul Storr

    8493 George III Entree Dish by Paul Storr

    £4,350

    A superb late 18th century sterling silver serving dish of circular form. Elegant plain styling with a broad band of gadroon border and ivory finial. To the front there is a large hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you would expect from this world famous English silversmith. Originally part of a large set of 4 or more dishes, this tureen is number 3 (with 3 dots). Silver weight 1596 grams, 51.3 troy ounces. Height 13 cms. Diameter 28 cms. London 1799. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1802

    Paul Storr

    7373 Georgian Silver Sauce Tureens by Paul Storr

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    A fine pair of antique sterling silver tureens. Elegant plain styling and oval boat shape with gadroon borders and ring handles. The bases have a hand engraved crest to the front of the foot. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Weight 1403 grams, 45.1 troy ounces. Height 18cm. Spread 24cm. Tureen rim 17 x 11.5cm. London 1802. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1805

     

    9740 George III Silver Tureens

    £9,500

    A substantial pair of antique silver tureens with matching covers having a plain background design, gadroon borders, and amazing applied decoration. The body with a band of classical face masks and coiling rope handles. The lids with artichoke finials rising from an arrangement of cast vegetables. There is a hand engraved crest to the front of the lid and tureen. The interior is lightly gilded. Weight 3371 grams, 108 troy ounces. Height 24.1cm (to top of finial). Spread across handles 24.1cm. Diameter 15cm. London 1805. Maker William Fountain. Sterling silver.

  • 1807

    Richard Cooke

    9698 George III Silver Tureen

    £5,750

    A lovely antique silver serving tureen of globular form having plain styling and broad gadroon borders. Large size and very good weight. A particularly nice feature is the wheatsheaf design top finial topped by foliage and fruits. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial with the motto “Promisso Sto”; the lid bears a dog crest. Weight 3741 grams, 120.2 troy ounces. Height 19cm (without lid), 27cm (to top of lid finial). Diameter 29cm. Spread across the handles 36cm. London 1807. Maker Richard Cook. Sterling silver.

  • 1820

    Joseph Cradock|William Ker Read

    9678 Pair of Georgian Silver Entrée Dishes on Warmers

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    A fine pair of antique silver serving dishes with matching cover and warming base. The elegant plain styling has a broad band of ribbing with gadroon and shell borders; the handles are modelled as a curled snake. Excellent quality and good gauge silver. The lid has a large hand engraved armorial to the front and a stag crest to the reverse. Dishes and rings marked number 2 and 3. Silver weight 3961 grams, 127.3 troy ounces. Total height 18cm (including warmer base). Dish measures 30x24cm. Entrée dishes and handles sterling silver London 1820, maker Joseph Cradock & William Ker Read. Warmer bases are made of old Sheffield plate, circa 1820.

  • 1823

    Robert Garrard

    9820 Antique Silver Sauceboats

    £3,650

    A magnificent pair of silver sauceboats by Robert Garrard with broad gadroon borders and shell feet. Exceptional quality and weight. Each has a large hand engraved armorial to the front with the motto “In Domi Confid”. Weight 990 grams, 31.8 troy ounces. Height 13.5cm (to top of handle), 7.9cm (lowest point of rim). Spread 20.2cm. London 1823. Maker Robert Garrard II. Sterling silver.

  • 1824

    Samuel Davenport

    9972 George IV Antique Silver Tureen

    £7,500

    A large and imposing sterling silver tureen with matching cover. Excellent size for serving soup, casseroles and vegetables. Oval bellied shape with twin side handles, stunningly shaped feet and cast silver lid handle. Hand engraved to the front is a large armorial with the matching elephant crest to the lid. Heavy gauge silver. Good colour. Weight 3433 grams, 110.3 troy ounces. Spread across handles 40.5cm. Length 31cm. Width 24cm. Height 24cm. London 1824. Maker Samuel Davenport.

  • 1831

    John Bridge

    9134 Antique Silver Meat Dishes with Dome Covers

    £16,500

    This is a stunning lot. A fine graduated set of William IV sterling silver meat dishes. Oval form with gadrooned borders. Previously owned by the Maitland* family, all pieces bearing the Maitland arms. Each dish has a hand engraved coat of arms on opposite edges. The dishes are mounted with a graduated set of matching Old Sheffield plated meat dish covers of plain oval outline with fluted borders and detachable handle. Each dome is hand engraved with a crest on one side and a coat of arms on the other. The complete set is contained in a fitted, iron-bound oak trunk. Excellent weight and gauge of silver. Weight of the four silver meat dishes 9858 grams, 317 troy ounces approx. The platters measure large – 61 x 44 cm, medium – 50 x 39 cm and 2 small platters 42 x 32.5 cm. Sterling silver platters made by John Bridge, London 1831. Old Sheffield plate domes marked for Matthew Boulton.

  • 1852 - 1853

    Robert Garrard

    9733 Antique Silver Tureens

    £5,450

    A handsome pair of twin handled Victorian silver sauce tureens of boat shaped form on pedestal feet. Excellent quality and good weight. On a plain relief, the striking decoration incorporates bands of naturalistic motifs applied to lid and body, the handles with naturalistic flowering and trailing vines. Total weight 53.98 troy ounces. Height 7 cm (including finial). Spread 15.5 cm. London 1852/53. Maker Robert Garrard. Sterling silver.

    Literature. Small sized covered tureens appeared circa 1760 and were used to serve sauces and gravy. The lid /cover helped to keep the contents warm.

  • 1853

    Samuel Hayne & Dudley Cater

    9635 Pair of Antique Silver Entrée Dishes

    £4,950

    An excellent pair of antique sterling silver serving dishes of serpentine form. Good heavy quality. The handles are detachable so that the lids can also be used as dishes. Elegant plain style with applied shell ornament borders. Engraved to the front of each is a monogram with 3 intertwined initials in old fashioned script. Weight 3928 grams, 126 troy ounces. Height 13 cm. Length 37 cm. Width 27 cm. London 1853. Maker Samuel Hayne & Dudley Cater.

  • 1862

    Elkington

    9810 Antique Silver Sauceboats

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    An elegant pair of antique silver sauceboats with beaded borders. The bright cut engraving is particularly attractive. Each gravy jug has a hand engraved crest to the front of a gentleman holding a scythe. Weight (of both) 423 grams, 13.6 troy ounces. Spread 17.8cm. Height 9cm/11cm. Birmingham 1862. Maker Elkington & Co. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1880

    Josef Carl Klinkosch

    10102 Pair of Antique Austrian Silver Tureens

    £6,500

    A stunning pair of antique silver vegetable tureens of octagonal form, with matching covers. The detachable libers can be used separately. Excellent quality and thick gauge silver. These serving dishes make an impressive show with their twin scrolling handles, applied borders and classical scenes amounted to the front and reverse sides. The lids have attractive pumpkin finials and an applied monogram with mythical ornament. Total weight including liners 4305 grams, 138.4 troy ounces. Height 24.1cm (to top of finial). Spread across handles 24.1cm. Diameter 15cm. Vienna. Circa 1880. Maker Josef Carl Klinkosch.

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