A Very Fine Pair of Silver Victorian Entree Dishes London 1841
An extremely good pair of early Victorian silver entree dishes. Traditional cushion form with large and extremely attractive cast silver border of shell and scroll decoration. The lids with a removable cast silver handle of floral and foliate design.
Both lids and bases marked for London 1841 by Benjamin Preston. The handles part marked with the lion passant. Each dish marked one or two as are each of the handles.
These entree dishes are in exceptionally fine condition with barely any wear to any of the parts. The robust gauge of silver and exquisite workmanship make these one of the most attractive pairs of entree dishes. The hallmarks are clearly legible with only minor rubbing. Each dish is crested to the lid with a man holding a rake above a shield in which there is a tree or flower.
Length: 12 inches
Height to top of handle: 6 inches
Width: 9 inches
Weight: 4411g or 155.6 oz