Description & Technical information

The two silver entrée dishes of rectangular form, the base with gadrooned rim and engraved to either side a crest with motto VIRTUTE above monogram, conforming domed cover with detachable handle with lion masks framed by a gadrooned band, engraved coat of arms below handle, stepped rim of cover with gadrooned band, the whole set within fitted silver-plated two-handled base with gadrooned rim, chevron design to legs terminating in lion’s paw feet, legs connected by beaded shaped stretcher, double silver-plated liner; the lower dish with gadrooned body and the upper with wide flange to accommodate silver covered dish.

Weight: 5389g, 173.3oz

Date:  1809
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  England
Medium: silver
Signature: Maker’s mark of Paul Storr
The original stands by Matthew Boulton

Dimensions: 25.4 x 40.6 cm (10 x 16 inches)
Categories: Silver