ANTIQUE QUALITY SILVER PLATE PAIR OF ENTRÉE TUREENS DISHES. This is a matching pair of exquisite and rare antique English silver plate entrees. They were crafted in 1902 by the renowned. As to be expected they are of the highest quality, and ready to grace any dining table. They have the most wonderful gadrooned edge decoration to both the base and lid, each server have the top handle with a unique locking system which can be removed, and the top turned over to use as an additional serving dishes.
The originators of silver-plating were George Richards Elkington and Henry Elkington who began their research in times of the Industrial Revolution. By the 1830's they had patented their processes and 1840 saw the technique of electro-plating brought to perfection. John Culme, in his Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, said that. Elkington Electroplate was soon accepted with the result that the firm allowed a number of manufacturers to use the technique under licence. Among the earliest granted were those of Christofle & Cie of France.
In 1868, Queen Victoria permitted much of the royal plate to be copied by Elkingtons and after that a convention was entered into by "several Princes of the reigning families of Europe" whereby they agreed mutually to assist the company in allowing copies of their own national objects for the process of art. For its excellence in artistic quality and fine design for which the company has received the highest possible awards at the Great International Exhibitions, Elkington & Co. Has been awarded the Legion d'Honneur of the French Republic and has the distinction and honour of holding Royal Warrants to their late Majesties Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, King George V, Queen Mary and King George VI, as well as the Duke of Windsor. The late Princess Christian and their late majesties the King of Spain and King of Italy. One of their most famous pieces is the electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.24 cm x 17 cm. (Measurements and weights where specified are approximate). In great condition some marks to the inside (seen in photos), that being said this doesn't detract at all from there rare beauty, just mentioned for accuracy. Please study the photos as these form an integral part of the description. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only add to the history of the object. We welcome customers from the UK and across the globe. We hope to do business together soon.
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