Late Georgian pair of Old Sheffield Plated, crested, entree dishes and covers on warming stands. Circa 1820. The entree dishes and covers both feature heavily gadrooned foliate borders. The warming stands are raised on substantial and ornate feet and each have twin reeded handles. The loop handles to the covers are acanthus capped and rest on a bed of foliage. The crest features the image of knights helmet. The entrees and their covers are numbered 2 and 3, while the handles are numbered 1 and 4.
An excellent and complete example, ready for the dining table.
The undersides of the warming stands carry a pineapple mark. This is attributed to D&G Holy & Co. of Sheffield who were active in that name from 1821. They were active, using the pineapple mark, from 1804 under the name Dan Hoy, Parker & Co.
In overall good order with surface wear, dints and scratches commensurate with age and their use as serving dishes. Free of dents, creases and splits. Showing some copper bleed. Handles not locking fully tight, but still sit in position and can be used to lift the cover.
Approximate weight for the pair is 7.9 kilos.
Approximate dimensions of one are 35.5 cm length, 23 cm width and 18 cm height.