Georgian, George IV, Old Sheffield Plate Meat Dish. Arms of Waller & Larking. Of raised and shaped oval form with a gadrooned border and rolled over silver edges.
The dish bears two armorials. The marital arms of Waller and Larking are on one side, whilst the arms of Waller are on the other. The marital arms celebrate the marriage of Harry Waller and Caroline Larking in 1826. The Waller family motto is a reference to the Battle of Agincourt, where Richard Waller fought alongside Henry V in 1415. Richard Waller captured the Duke of Orelans and the Duke's crest was added to the Waller family crest, hanging from the branch of a walnut tree. A heraldry report accompanies this item.
The dish is marked to the reverse with the symbol of T & J Creswick of Sheffield, circa 1830.
In excellent condition with moderate to high surface wear and scratches commensurate with age and for use as a carving dish. The item has not been replated.
Approximate weight is 1.05 kilos.
Approximate dimensions are 39 cm length, 27.5 cm width and 2.5 cm height.