Georgian, George III, pair of silver entree dishes and covers. Of curved rectangular form with gadrooned decoration. The covers feature the crest of a dexter arm in armour, grasping a dagger. The handles are fixed to the covers by means of a screw thread. One dish, cover and handle are marked 3, while the other set is marked •3.
In excellent order with moderate surface wear commensurate with age and for their use as serving dishes. The undersides of the dishes have some cloudy heat marks, most probably from warming stands. One crest is ever so slightly obscured when the handle is in position. Slight gap under one handle when in position. This is lessened by fixing the •3 handle to the 3 cover and vice versa.
Hallmarked for London 1806/07 by John Edwards III. The handles are Old Sheffield Plate. All pieces are marked 3 or *3.
Approximate total silver weight of both dishes and covers is 3.2 kilos or 102.8 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions of one are 30.5 cm length, 22.5 cm width and 12 cm height.