Georgian, George III, Pair of Silver Armorial Entree Dishes & Covers. Of rectangular form with gadrooned detail and the original removable loop handles. The covers and dishes with armorials.
The large armorial bearings are the marital arms of Lechmere and Berwick. The pelican emerging from a coronet is for Lechmere. The marital arms celebrate the marriage of Sir Anthony Lechmere, 1st Baronet of The Rhyd, Worcestershire and Mary Berwick. Sir Anthony was the Receiver General for Worcestershire. A heraldry report accompanies this item.
Each dish and cover has rubbed hallmarks for London 1810 by Paul Storr. The handles are part hallmarked with the mark of Paul Storr. All hallmarks have been photographed. The dishes are numbered 3 & 4, whilst the covers are numbered 2 & 4. The handles are numbered 1 and 3. All pieces are numbered 476.
In very good condition with moderate surface wear, scratches and light pressure marks commensurate with age and use as serving dishes. Higher wear to the undersides of the dishes. Wear to the gadrooned detail which has been worn smooth in places. Free of dents and splits. The armorials are quite worn.
Approximate total silver weight is 4.187 kilos or 134.6 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions of one dish, cover and handle are 32.5 cm length, 23.5 cm width and 12.5 cm height.