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Plates & Platters

Antique Silver Dinner Plates and Meat Dishes. Dinner plates were usually made in dozens and larger quantities and often came as part of a suite of dishes including soup plates, oval serving plates and mazerines. These dishes very often came from grand houses and have finely executed coats of arms.

Chargers and Sideboard Dishes make an impressive show. They can be used as large serving dishes although some examples, with ornamental borders and centre panels, were probably just purely decorative.

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Plates & Platters

Antique Silver Dinner Plates and Meat Dishes. Dinner plates were usually made in dozens and larger quantities and often came as part of a suite of dishes including soup plates, oval serving plates and mazerines. These dishes very often came from grand houses and have finely executed coats of arms.

Chargers and Sideboard Dishes make an impressive show. They can be used as large serving dishes although some examples, with ornamental borders and centre panels, were probably just purely decorative.

  • 1685 - 1691

    Ralph Leake/John Cruttall

    10347 William & Mary Antique Silver Plates

    £23,500

    A fantastically rare set of 12 early English antique silver plates of plain design with reeded borders. Each has a hand engraved coat of arms on the top border for the Hay family, Marquesses of Tweeddale (3 plates also have a marital coat of arms on the reverse edge – very worn). Lovely patina. This is the earliest form of plate you can hope to find in a dozen set. Weight 6,168g, 198 troy oz. Diameter 24.4cm (outside rim), 16.9cm (inside rim). London 1685-91. Makers John Cruttall and Ralph Leake.

  • Circa 1700

    Jacob Warnberger

    10358 Antique Augsburg Silver Dish

    £1,950

    An excellent early German silver plaque of oval form with 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 a deer hunt and a pack of dogs are chasing 3 deer. Weight 142 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Length 23.5cm. Width 20cm. Augsburg, Germany. Maker Jacob Warnberger. Circa 1700.

  • 1720

    John Chartier

    9746 Antique George I Silver Serving Dish

    £9,750

    A large and important piece of early English Britannia standard* silver. A Georgian silver meat plate, or serving platter, of shaped oval form with a broad applied gadroon border and decorative motifs. Made by John Chartier, an important Huguenot silversmith; his French influence is seen in the fleur de lys motifs around the border. Superb colour. Hand engraved to two sides with an armorial for Manners impaling Tollemache. Hand hammered finish on the back of the applied borders. Weight 2753 grams, 88.4 troy ounces. Length 52.5 cms. Width 37.5 cms. London 1720. Maker John Chartier.

  • 1724

    David Tanqueray

    9622 Pair of George I Silver Chargers

    £55,000

    An outstanding lot. A rare pair of George I silver sideboard dishes of plain circular form with wide borders. Large size and good heavy weight. *Britannia standard silver. Excellent patina. The centres are finely engraved with armorials within a baroque cartouche of strapwork and foliage, a shell above, a bearded mask below. The arms are those of Lane. Diameter 51cm, 20ins. Total weight approx. 6,950 grams, 224 troy ounces. London 1724. Maker David Tanqueray. A highly esteemed Huguenot maker.

  • 1734

    Paul de Lamerie

    10326 George II Antique Silver Dishes by Paul de Lamerie

    £14,750

    An important pair of antique silver second course dishes by the celebrated Huguenot maker Paul de Lamerie. The plates have a generous, dished bowl with a shaped, reed and shell border. There is a hand engraved crest to the edge of the rim. Total weight 1988 grams, 63.9 troy oz. Diameter 28.5cm. Height 3.8cm. Date 1734. Maker Paul de Lamerie. Sterling silver. 18th century.

  • 1756

    William Sanden

    10193 George II Antique Silver Dinner Plates

    £9,500

    A very desirable set of plain styled antique silver plates with handsome gadroon borders. Hand engraved to each top rim is an expansive armorial with a motto below for John Russell, Duke of Bedford. Excellent quality. Each is numbered on the underside (range 06-97) showing that the plates originally formed part of a very large set. Total weight 6071 grams, 195.2 troy ounces. Diameter 24.8cm. London 1756. Maker William Sanden. 18th century. Sterling silver.

  • 1763

    Sebastian & James Crespel

    9982 George III Antique Second Course Plate

    £1,950

    A fine antique silver plate of plain design with traditional shaped gadroon borders. This large size is generally referred to as a second course dish. Excellent quality and weight. Hand engraved to the edge with a large coat of arms with crown and motto “Perdeum Etferrum Obtinui”. Weight 816 grams, 26.2 troy ounces. Diameter 29.4cm. London 1763. Maker Sebastian & James Crespel.

  • 1763

    Peter Archambo

    9983 George III Antique Second Course Plate

    £1,950

    A fine antique silver plate of plain design with traditional shaped gadroon borders. This large size is generally referred to as a second course dish. Excellent quality and weight. Hand engraved to the edge with a large coat of arms with crown and motto “Perdeum Etferrum Obtinui” for the Earl of Hillsborough. Weight 806 grams, 25.9 troy ounces. Diameter 29.4cm. London 1763. Maker Peter Archambo II (apprenticed to the illustrious Paul de Lamerie) & Peter Meure.

  • 1794

    Henry Green

    9894 Set of 4 George III Silver Second Course Dishes

    £6,750

    A good set of four antique silver plates of plain design with traditional gadroon borders. Excellent quality and weight. Hand engraved to the edge with a coat of arms with crown and motto “Follow Me”. Total weight 2988 grams, 96 troy ounces. Diameter 28cm. London 1794. Maker Henry Green. Sterling silver.

  • 1813

    Paul Storr

    10111 George III Antique Silver Plate

    £1,750

    A handsome antique silver dinner plate with plain styling and magnificent shell and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. Hand engraved to the top and bottom rim there are two crests and mottos for the Marquis of Londonderry* and the Order of the Bath. The underside bears the pattern number 820. Total weight 745 grams, 23.9 troy ounces. Diameter 26.5cm. London 1813. Maker Paul Storr (1771-1844).

  • 1816

    William Pitts

    8985 Pair of George III Silver Sideboard Dishes

    £22,500

    A magnificent pair of antique silver chargers (or sideboard dishes) with gilt finish. Decorated in the 17th century style with deep relief embossed fruit and foliage. The centre is engraved with a large coat of arms of Scott impaling Surtees for John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838) and his wife Bessie. Scott was made an Earl in 1821. Weight each 3270 and 3390 grams approx, total 214 troy ounces. Diameter 64 cms. London 1816. Maker William Pitts, known for making large and impressive chargers. Sterling silver.

  • 1819

    Paul Storr

    9658 George III Silver Platter

    £5,750

    A handsome antique sterling silver serving platter of oval form with a shaped gadroon border. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Large size. On the top edge, to both sides, there is a hand engraved armorial for the 5th Earl of Stamford (1765-1845). Weight 3591 grams, 115.4 troy ounces. Top measures 61 x 45 cm. London 1819. Maker Paul Storr. Sterling silver.

  • 1828

    Robert Garrard II

    10114 Set of George IV Antique Silver Plates

    £11,500

    Of military interest. A splendid set of 12 antique sterling silver dinner plates of plain form with a shaped reeded border. Excellent quality. Each bears the insignia of the 54th West Norfork Regiment with a crown above. Total weight 6894 grams, 221.6 troy ounces. Diameter 25.5cm. London 1828. Maker Garrard. Sterling silver.

  • 1838

    Paul Storr

    10121 Antique Silver Dinner Plates by Paul Storr

    £9,500

    A handsome set of 6 antique sterling silver plates with plain styling, shaped reeded borders and applied lily leaf decoration. Good size and weight. To one edge is the hand engraved crest of a dragon over a crown (probably for the Butterfield family) with the initial “B” below. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. Total weight 3614 grams, 116.2 troy ounces. Diameter 26.5cm. London 1838. Maker Paul Storr for Storr & Mortimer.

  • 1857 - 1859

    Franz Schiffer

    10200 Antique Vienna Silver Plates

    Reserved

    A set of 12 antique silver soup plates of plain design with a shaped reed border and shallow bowl centres. The rims are hand engraved with a crowned cypher. Total weight 5605 grams, 180.2 troy ounces. Diameter 25.7 cm. Austrian silver marks for Vienna 1857-59 (1 later). Maker Franz Schiffer. 19th century.

  • 1926

    Crichton Brothers

    8691 Antique Silver Plate

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    A beautiful silver dish in the style of an early English alms dish. Simple plain design. Lovely patina and excellent original condition. Hand engraved to the border is a large armorial with the motto “Ad Vitam” – Immortal. Weight 690 grams, 22.1 troy ounces. Diameter 29cms. London 1926. Maker Crichton Brothers, specialists in making fine quality copies of early English silver. The matching plate #8690 is available.

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