An Early George III Silver Dish Cross, London 1766 by Samuel Herbert
An early George III articulated silver dish cross, London 1766. The raised central bulbous spirit burner is topped with a lid decorated with a gadroon border. Rotating cross-section arms and adjustable cast shell decorated dish holders and feet.
Hallmarked for London 1766 by Herbert & Co. The body, feet and arms are all identically hallmarked.
Overall in very good condition, with no splits dents or repairs. Of a thick gauge of silver with a lovely lustre.
Mechanical dish crosses of this age are quite scarce as few have survived the usage over the years. This piece is still in very good functioning order and a very practical addition to the modern dining table.
Diameter: 29cm or 11.5 inches
Height: 9cm or 3.5 inches
Weight: 504 g, 16.2 oz Troy or 17.8oz.