Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Warming Dish, circa 1790 - 1810. Most likely used for bacon, eggs or toasted cheese (with inserts). The turned ebonised handle unscrews and hot water can be poured into a reservoir that would then keep the contents warm. Of octagonal form with reeded decoration and a domed cover with ebonised finial.
In excellent order with light surface wear & light scratches, commensurate with age. Small areas of copper bleed and some heat marks to the underside of the base. A few dents to the interior of the dish. These cannot be seen when the lid is closed and does not affect the function.
Approximate weight is 934 grams.
Approximate dimensions are 21.5 cm length, 28 cm width (including handle), 14 cm width (dish only) and 8 cm height.