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Charles II Silver Charger

Date: 1661

Maker: Richard Farmer

Country: England

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A rare antique silver dish dating from Charles II period having the high relief embossing of animals, flowers and foliage, typical of the period. The quality of the decoration is excellent and the animals (lion, dog, stag and deer) are very charming.

Weight 1172 grams, 31.1 troy ounces.

Scratchweight 38=14.

Diameter 41cm.

London 1661.

Maker “RF”, probably Richard Farmer (page 122 Jacksons Silver and Gold Marks”.

Sterling silver.

Literature. It is very rare to find a dish of this size and age. It could have served as a stand for a porringer. Records show that Richard Farmer manufactured both porringers and footed salvers.

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