ANTIQUE 19THC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER MAGNIFICENT SIDEBOARD DISH, J S HUNT C.1838

ANTIQUE 19THC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER MAGNIFICENT SIDEBOARD DISH, J S HUNT C.1838

15,595.00

Antique 19th Century early-Victorian Solid Silver wall plaque / sideboard dish, impressive size and weight, richly gilt, of oval form in the style of the 16th / 17th Century silver sideboard dishes, the border with scrolling foliage and angels, slanted gadrooned rim, the centre is finely chased depicting "The Bath of Venus" a charming scene after a painting by the painter Francesco Albani (1578-1660).

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4068

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century early-Victorian Solid Silver wall plaque / sideboard dish, impressive size and weight, richly gilt, of oval form in the style of the 16th / 17th Century silver sideboard dishes, the border with scrolling foliage and angels, slanted gadrooned rim, the centre is finely chased depicting "The Bath of Venus" a charming scene after a painting by the painter Francesco Albani (1578-1660).

 

The dish bears an extremely important memorial inscription: "To The LORD BURGHLEY on his Marriage 1875". Brownlow Cecil, 4th Marquess of Exeter (1849-1898), was a British peer and politician. He married Isabella, daughter of Sir Thomas Whichcote, 7th Baronet, at Stamford in 1875 and the triumphal wedding is recorded by a series of engravings published on "The Graphic", 18 September 1875.

 

A similar presentation inscription can be found on a pair of electrotype rosewater dishes and ewer by Elkington, part of the Collection of Burghley House (please follow this link).

The dish is Hallmarked English silver (925 standard), London, year 1838 (C), Maker's mark crowned "ISH" (John Samuel Hunt, senior partner in Hunt & Roskell, successors of the Paul Storr firm, the most important English Royal silversmiths of all time).

CONDITION

 

In Great Condition - No Damage.

SIZE

Width: 69 x 59cm

Weight: 2720g