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George I Antique Silver Strawberry Dish

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Stock: 10167

Date: 1739

Maker: Edward Workman

Country: Ireland

A delightful little Irish antique silver serving dish with the scalloped border typical of the early 18th century strawberry (or...

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Description

Description

A delightful little Irish antique silver serving dish with the scalloped border typical of the early 18th century strawberry (or salad) dish. Hand engraved to the centre is an armorial crest within a decorative cartouche.

Weight 222 grams, 7.1 troy ounces.
Diameter 16.5cm. Height 2.8cm.
Dublin 1739.
Maker Edward Workman.
Sterling silver.

 Marks. Stamped underneath with Irish silver hallmarks for Dublin, date mark for 1739 and the maker’s mark.

Literature. Antique Silver Dishes were originally made for very specific purposes such as the shell “butter” dishes and scalloped “strawberry dishes” (also known as “salad dishes”) which first appeared in the early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.

Condition

This charming dish is in very good condition. The engraving is still sharp. Small signs of unevenness around the edge and moderate signs of wear commensurate with age as would be expected.

Maker Information

Maker: Edward Workman

Edward Workman, Dublin silversmith. Mark entered 1699. Died 1719. Workman's mark continued to be used long after his demise suggesting that his widow (or family) continued his business.

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