Antique Silver Entrée Dishes

Date: 1774 -1815

Maker: Samuel Hennell, Thomas Heming

Country: England


A fine pair of antique silver serving dishes and covers on warming bases. Large size, excellent quality and good gauge silver. Elegant plain styling, with a broad band of ribbing and gadroon borders, and topped with a magnificent lion mounted handle. The warming bases are typical of the period and have discreet wooden pad feet and carrying handles. The covers both have a large coat of arms hand engraved to the front and an arm crest topped by a crown to the reverse side, the plates also have the matching crest.

Silver weight 6,124 grams, 196 troy ounces.

Total height 24cm. Silver dome on serving plate height 19cm. Diameter – dome 28cm, dish 31cm.

Plates – sterling silver London 1774 by Thomas Heming.

Domes – sterling silver London 1813/5 by Samuel Hennell.

Old Sheffield plate warming stands circa 1774, unmarked.   

Ideal to use on the table or sideboard to keep hot food warm, these dishes are very flexible in use and perfect for a formal buffet. The covered dishes can be used without the warmers. The plates can be used on their own to serve food and are lovely large size for sandwiches and other finger food.

Marks. The plates are stamped with a full set of matching silver hallmarks for London 1774, maker Thomas Heming. The domes are part marked for London 1813 and 1815, maker Samuel Hennell, handles part marked.

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