BID ON THE-SALEROOM
A matched pair of early nineteenth century Irish silver entree dishes, each of circular form with oblique gadrooning to rims, the lids with engraved crest and motto 'Tyde What May' above embossed decoration depicting trailing flowers and foliage, one silver dish hallmarked Jacob West, Dublin 1823 to both parts, the other hallmarked to the base William Nolan, Dublin 1821, the cover with Harp mark only visible. Each dish with a Sheffield plate heater base having pierced decoration and foliate scrolled twin handles. Rim diameter of silver dish measures 10 1/2 inches (26.5 cm), silver weight 84.97 ozt (2642.7 grams).
The entree dishes and heater bases display general surface scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Some surface dints and bumps. Both silver dishes have numerous heavier scratches and contact marks to the interior and also to the underside. Also some pitting marks. The cover with the Harp mark only is slightly compressed on the top around the finial. There also appears to be a repair to the finial and it needs tightening. This finial also has considerable loss of detail and definition. Some rubbing and distortion to hallmarks but mainly legible. General wear to the heater bases and a small area of copper visible to the underside of one.