John Scofield Pair Superb 1794 Durham Militia Silver Entree Dishes 2764g
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John Scofield Pair Superb 1794 Durham Militia Silver Entree Dishes 2764g :
Here we havea quite superbfully hallmarked PAIR of antiquesilverentree dishesofincredible gauge and weight.Hallmarksaresomewhat rubbedthough legible in certain places.Marked to handles,lids and toside of bases also.
Each handle is marked with a lion passant and duty mark. One lid is marked with a lion passant, duty mark and year letter u. The other lid's marks are too rubbed to read. The bases' marks are better andare IS, lion passant, leopard head crowned, year letter u and the duty mark.
A very special and eye catching pair indeed.
Theseoctagonal tureensare divine and would grace any home.
The handles have a screw thread device and this is a nice feature whichI have not seen for a long time.
Fullymarkedfor London. Year letter u for 1794.
Both are made by top makerJohnScofield. His work is always of the highest possible quality and these dishes are no exception!He is a very important maker (who usually made candlesticks) and his mark is found on page 63 of Jackson's pocket edition.
Dishone isthe heavier and weighs 1412 grams.
These largeGeorge IIIserving dishesare quitesimply lovely.
Eachis a lovelypiece of imposing antique silverand a must have.
A really delightful and scarce pair of lidded dishes and covers.Handles are a good tight fit as they should be.
Their height is of very good size at5 inches and the diameter11.875 inches.The depth of eachis8.625 inches.
Eachlovelyitem isofexceptional quality andis a mostdelightfulpiece silver.
The lids and bases all have a delightful thread border.
Thecombined grams (88.87 troy ounces),each piece is made of very thick gauge silver throughout.All these cracking objectsneed is to be used!The condition ofthe three components on each isexcellent.
The handles can be detached thus enabling the lids to be used as serving dishes in their own right.
Please note that i have listed many other good items ofboth modern and antiquesilver,please do have a look-including more teasets,canteensand good individual pots.
The lidshave an applied plaque to each side and areengravedwith a1ST DURHAM MILITIApresentation inscription. ''PRESENTED BY MAJOR SIR William EDEN Baronet 1ST DURHAM MILITIA JUNE 5TH 1855.
I think there is an engraving under each plaque,they did this rather than erase them and engrave again.This plaque technique is much better as it does not involve any thinning of the silver.
A truly beautiful and mostwonderfullot.
Please excuse any reflection in the images,this sometimes happens when using a camera tent outside in daylight.
Would be ideal for the collectors to enhance their collection.
Also ideal as a very special present.
Would doubtless cost an awful lot of money in a good retail outlet today..
PERFECT FOR USEALL YEAR ROUND,DINE IN REAL STYLE!
Collection is more than welcome-i am located near junction 18 of M25 Motorway.Delivery may also be possible as i travel often.
WILL POST WORLDWIDE TOO!
An opportunity not to be missed.
Very desireable and well worth a offer.
OFFERED WITH !!