Pair of Antique George III Sterling Silver Shell Butter Dishes
Pair of Antique George III Sterling Silver Shell Butter Dishes
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Pair of George III Antique Silver Shell Butter Dishes made in 1802

£2,200

This pair of outstanding George III silver shell butter dishes are of a plain scallop shell form. These large butter shells are an exceptional pair, and, at one time, must have been sent to France as they have the French import mark on the side of the handles.

Date 1802
Made By William Allen III
Location London
Stock Number W169x8
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W169x8
Date:
1802
Maker: William Allen III
£2,200
Description

This pair of outstanding antique George III silver shell butter dishes are of a plain scallop shell form. In a natural shell, what would be the bivalve, forms the plain scrolling handpiece to each dish. Each dish is supported by two nautilus style feet.

These large butter shells are an exceptional pair, and, at one time, must have been sent to France as they have the French import mark on the side of the handles.

Dimensions: length 13 cm, width 13.34 cm; weight (combined) 9.6 troy oz.

Maker
William Allen III

Hallmarks registered – August, 1798.

From Grimwade: “perhaps son of John Allen, free by patrimony 1 October 1788, described as watch case maker. Only mark entered as smallworker, 10 August 1798. Address: 35 Noble Street. Signs entry with X.”

Mark often found on high quality baskets, coasters, butter dishes and wine funnels.

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Delivery Charges:
For the UK £15.00
For Europe £30.00
For the rest of World £50.00
The charges are subject to change

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