9412
George III Silver Shell Dishes

Date: 1802

Maker: Robert, David & Samuel Hennell

Country: England

Stock Number: 9412

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A delightful pair of antique sterling silver butter dishes in the form of a scallop shell. Lovely simple design. Pretty little whelk shell feet. Excellent condition and good gauge silver. Weight 232 grams, 7.45 troy ounces. Each measures 15x13.5cm. Height 2.8cm. London 1802. Maker Robert, David & Samuel Hennell.

Literature: Antique Silver Dishes were originally made for very specific purposes such as the shell “butter” dishes and scalloped “strawberry dishes” which first appeared in the early 1700’s. During the later 18th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.

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