BID ON THE-SALEROOM
A George III silver entree dish and cover, the oval form with reeded rim and twin handles and later floral embossing, raised on a plated stand with foliate supports and central burner. Hallmarked London 1796, maker's mark partly worn but probably Henry Chawner & John Eames. Maximum length of dish including handles measures 14 3/4 inches (37.5 cm), silver weight 31.4 ozt (976.5 grams).
The dish displays some general wear, surface scratches, marks and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Some dints and bumps. Knocks to the twin handles and possible repairs/additions. Heavier contact marks and scratches to some areas and especially the base of the dish. Also some pitting marks. Hallmarked to both cover and base, and some of the marks are quite rubbed and partly worn. Wear to the plating on the stand and the copper is beginning to show through. Rust visible to burner.