Victorian Silver Shell Dishes


Stock: 9625

Date: 1845 - 1847

Maker: Daniel & Charles Houle

A pretty pair of small silver dishes of shell form, each with a shell handle and raised on small hoof...

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A pretty pair of small silver dishes of shell form, each with a shell handle and raised on small hoof feet. Gilt interiors. Suitable for butter or sweets. Engraved to the front with a matching crest.

Weight 197 grams, 6.3 troy ounces.
Tops measure 10 x 11.3cm.
London 1845/7.
Maker Daniel & Charles Houle.
Styerling silver.


The silver dishes are in good condition. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks dates 1845 and 1847. The gilding is a bit worn. The engravings still have definition with some wear.

Maker Information

Maker: Daniel & Charles Houle

The original company was started by John Houle, London silversmith and son of John Houle, London, chaser, apprenticed to William Rock within the Vintners Company in 1798, free 1807. First mark entered in 1811 as plateworker, Clerkenwell, London. Second mark 1813. Livery of the Vintners in 1818 as silversmith. 3rd mark in partnership with his two sons, Daniel John Houle and Charles Houle in 1844. In 1845 Daniel and Charles Houle entered their own mark in joint partnership, working until 1884, supplying high quality silver articles in a large variety of styles to selected retailers. Some of their finest work included exquisite items such as this standing cup, often boasting gold inlay and parcel-gilding.

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