Shopping cart - Cart Subtotal:£0.00

Pair of Georgian Dish Wedges

Availability: In stock

£850.00
Dish Wedges (pair) - London 1794 by Henry Chawner - 11.2cm long x 3.5cm high; 154g - LD/3587

Pair of Georgian Dish Wedges






Details

Silver dish wedges are very rare in silver and can be identified by their triangular shape with ribbed sloping surfaces. They were placed under serving dishes, plates and platters to hold them at an angle and allow gravy to flow down to the other side. 

 

These are a fine quality Georgian period pair with the unusual feature of a full engraved inscription to the underside spread among the two. The engravings reads: "“This premium was given by the N.A.S to MWM Hill” and “for the second best pen of Southdown shearling ewes shewn at Swaffham in July 1804”.  The N.A.S was the Norfolk Agrcultural Society and Southdowns are an East Anglian breed of sheep. It was common practice at agricultural shows for prizes to be given as a combination of plate (silver) and money in guineas. 

 

They are in exellent condition and were expertly made by the premier silversmith, Henry Chawner.

Neo-Classical Basket, 1774

Neo-Classical Basket, 1774

Basket - Square Based & Pierced; Blue Glass Liner - London 1774 by Burrage Davenport - 2...
£750.00
Pair of Sauce Tureens, 1802

Pair of Sauce Tureens, 1802

Sauce Tureens (pair) - Boat-shaped on pedestal foot - London 1802 by John Emes - 24.3cm ...
£2,495.00
Hanoverian Pattern Straining Spoon, 1734

Hanoverian Pattern Straining Spoon, 1734

Straining Spoon - Hanoverian Pattern - London 1734 by Edward Pocock - 29.5cm long; 111g ...
£895.00