A superb pair of antique, early 19th century silver plated, Old Sheffield Plate entree dishes or vegetable tureens by Sheffield maker, John Green and Co of Market Place, Sheffield and dating from around 1820. There is the crossed keys mark of John Green and Co under the rim of one of the bases and the underside of both detachable handles.
The lobed rectangular dishes are 11 inches long by 8 1/4 inches wide. One of them has been re-plated at some time and the other is in original condition with traces of the copper base showing through on the underside. This one also has a family crest, engraved on a piece of inset silver on the lid.
The crest is a demi lion rampant proper, holding a cross crosslet fitchée in both paws. The Book of Crests gives the name of Howard of Lancaster as the original owners of this beautiful entree dish.
The crest is not present on the other dish, possibly covered over during the re-plating. Both have detachable, double "C" and stylised coronet handles, which enable the lids to be turned over and lain flat on the table for serving vegetables etc. The dishes are very good quality and heavy at 3.05 kg for the pair.
John Green and Co operated from Market Place in Sheffield in the West Riding of Yorkshire, (now South Yorkshire), England
They are in very good condition and are highly decorative for display and use. The one with the crest has has some minor losses of the silver wire that was originally soldered to the outer edge to mask the copper of the fused plate and wear to the base with some bleeding occurring.
Would make a great addition to any dinner table. Please see our other antique silver plated items for the table also listed for sale, including more tureens and entree dishes.
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