Rare Pr. Of Georgian Shell Shape Butter Dishes - London 1799 - Whelk Feet
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Rare Pr. Of Georgian Shell Shape Butter Dishes - London 1799 - Whelk Feet:
We are most pleased to offer this very fine PAIR OF GEORGIAN STERLING SILVER SHELL SHAPE BUTTER DISHES.........with WHELK FEET. This pair has survived in excellent condition........with no repairs that I can see. Both exhibit hallmarks stating that they were made in London, England...........1799-1800.........by the makers J. Wakelin and Robert Garrard. Each dish also has a finecrest showing a dolphin, which is the crest of the DURHAM family........with the Latin logo......'VICTORIA NON PRAEDA'.....which translates to Victory, not loot.The size is length of 10cm.......and width of 10.5cm. Each weighs 58 grams. On one of the dishes the hallmarks are worn more than on the other......as shown in photographs. Both dishes display very nicely. Thanks for looking.
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