George III Antique Silver Shell Dishes
Maker: Henry Green
An attractive pair of antique silver dishes modelled as scallop shells with charming little whelk shell feet. Hand engraved fleur...Buy NowEnquire
An attractive pair of antique silver dishes modelled as scallop shells with charming little whelk shell feet. Hand engraved fleur de lys crest. Simple plain design and perfect to use for serving butter, nuts, or sweets.
Weight 191 grams, 6.1 troy oz.
Height 3.1cm. Top measures 14.3×12.5cm.
Maker Henry Green.
Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks.
Literature: Antique Silver Dishes were originally made for very specific purposes such as the shell “butter” dishes and scalloped “strawberry dishes” which first appeared in the early 1700’s. During the later 18th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.
These antique silver shells are in very good condition with moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.
Maker: Henry Green
Henry Green, London silversmith, free by redemption of the Girdlers Company 1772. 1st mark in partnership with Charles Aldridge as plateworker 1775. 2nd mark alone (3 sizes) 1786.
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