George III Antique Silver Shell Dishes


Stock: 9744

Date: 1790

Maker: Henry Green

Country: England

A pretty pair of antique silver butter dishes in the form of a scallop shell. Simple design with a plain...

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A pretty pair of antique silver butter dishes in the form of a scallop shell. Simple design with a plain reed border. Charming little whelk shell feet.

Weight 233 grams, 7.45 troy ounces.
Each measures 14.1×13.1cm. Height 3.5cm.
London 1788/90.
Maker Henry Green.
Sterling silver.

Literature: Antique Silver Dishes were originally made for very specific purposes such as the shell “butter” dishes and scalloped “strawberry dishes” which first appeared in the early 1700’s. During the later 18th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. Stamped underneath with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks (the marks on 1 shell are a bit worn). Same maker, date letters for 1788 and 1790.

Maker Information

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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