Charles II Silver Charger


Stock: 9659

Date: 1661

Maker: Richard Farmer

Country: England

A rare antique silver dish dating from Charles II period having the high relief embossing of animals, flowers and foliage,...

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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.

Literature. It is very rare to find a dish of this size and age. It could have served as a stand for a porringer. Records show that Richard Farmer manufactured both porringers and footed salvers.


The silver dish is in very good condition, especially in view of its extreme age. Stamped on the top edge with a full set of clear English silver hallmarks. The decoration and chasing still retain sharp relief. This type of decoration is apt to have holes because of the depth of the chasing; we have found no holes however there are a couple of minor old repairs which can be seen on the underside (see photos).

Maker Information

Maker: Richard Farmer

Richard Farmer, London silversmith, apprenticed to Roger Stevens, free 1637. His son Robert Farmer, apprenticed to Gideon de Laune, citizen and apothecary. At the restoration Richard Farmer was one of the nominees for election as one of the six “not of the livery” to the Committee for the New Charter.

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