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English Sterling Silver Tray & Silver Meat Dome S.c. Younge Co Sheffield 1811 For Sale
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For your consideration is a rare Monumental Early English Sterling Silver Trayand Meat Dome by S.C. Younge Co. It is a stunning piece which clearyresurrects the opulent lifestyle of King George III'sRegency England in the early19th century. The beautiful trim around the edges is only over shadowed by the beauty of theDome's handle. The tray is Sterling and the Dome is Silver Plate. The tray is clearly marked with the S.C. Younge Co. Sheffield Hallmark for 1811. The Dome is marked with CG in a square. The tray has been proffessionalypolished, though there are still very light remnants of wear on the top and outer underside of the edge. The bottom of the trayhas also been been polished though not to the same degree and shows a bit more wear. The Dome has somewear throughout consitent with age and use and appears to have areas of lighter shades to the silver along with what appear to be very light ripplingwhich is more visible on one side. One area of the lighter shape is in the shape of a rectangle and the other area is more random. What makes this piece more rare is that it is seldom one finds the tray and dome together, and in this condition. These detailed descriptions certainly do not detract from the general aesthetics or functionality of the piece and are only mentioned for accuracy. One may say it has weathered the many years extremely well and is in very good condition for its age. The tray weighs approximately on our postal scale 85.8 Ounces or 78 Troy ounces. The silver-plated dome weighs approximately 104 regular ounces. This treasure measures approximately as follows:
Tray - 20 3/4 inches longest point x 16 3/16 inches widest point x 1 1/4 inches highest points
Dome - 18 1/8 inches longest points of surrounding designx 13 1/8 inches widest points of surrounding design x 10 inches highest point
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English Sterling Silver Tray & Silver Meat Dome S.c. Younge Co Sheffield 1811: $5,300