William IV Antique Silver Butter Dish
Maker: Charles Fox
A fantastic antique silver covered dish on stand with the top finial modelled as a cow. Super large size, suitable...
A fantastic antique silver covered dish on stand with the top finial modelled as a cow. Super large size, suitable not only as a butter or cream dish, but also as a sauce tureen or for serving desserts. The dish, of reeded form, has a hand chased scalloped decoration resembling leaves interspersed with flower heads. The underplate has a presentation inscription dated 1833.
Weight 852 grams, 27.3 troy ounces.
Height 14.5cm. Diameter 20cm (base), 16.6cm (top).
Maker Charles Fox II.
Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks below the rim of the body, below the lid, and to the reverse of the underplate; the cow finial with the lion and duty mark.
Inscription. PRESENTED TO MR AND MRS STANILAND BY THEIR NEPHEW AND NIECES JANE BELL, G.A. STANILAND AND H.M. STANILAND AS A MARK OF ESTEEM AND GRATITUDE FOR KIND ATTENTIONS DURING THEIR MINORITY SEPT 30TH 1833.
All in very good condition with minor wear consistent with age.
Maker: Charles Fox
Charles Fox I, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker in partnership with James Turner. 2nd mark alone 1804. Charles Fox II, son of Charles Fox I, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as plateworker 1822. 2nd 3rd, 4th and 5th marks 1823. 6th mark 1838. Known for his consistently high quality work.
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