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The earliest English silver butter dishes were called butter shells, modelled to resemble scallop shells, are were produced from the beginning of the 18th Century. During the 19th Century smaller dishes, sometimes covered, were produced for butter, with earlier examples being round in form as this was the common shape that homemade butter was produced in. Silver butter dishes are extremely popular household items today, as they allow the butter to be kept at the optimal temperature for use.
Made Circa 1880
Made circa 1880 by Henry Wilkinson & Co, this attractive, Victorian, Antique Silver Plated Butter Dish, is straight sided, and features engraved decoration throughout, bead borders, and a glass liner. The butter dish measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 9.25"(23.5cm) from handle to handle, by 7"(18cm) deep.
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Hallmarked In 1815
Hallmarked in London in 1815 by John Wakefield, this handsome, George III, Antique, Sterling Silver Butter Dish, takes the form of a shell, featuring an engraved double crest and gadroon border to the handle, and standing on two shell feet. The butter dish measures 5"(12.5cm) wide, by 5.5"(14cm) deep and weighs 3.2 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1912
Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1912 by Hukin & Heath, this handsome, George V, Antique Sterling Silver Butter Dish, is plain in style, with a hinged dome lid, a loop handle, and a star cut glass liner. This butter dish measures 3.5"(9cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) from handle to lip, by 4"(10cm) in diameter with a silver weight of 9.2 troy ounces.
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Hallmarked In 1866
Hallmarked in London in 1866 by George Angell, this very attractive, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Butter Dish, features an engraved silver lid and base, with a cross hatched cut glass body. The butter dish measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 6.5"(16.5cm) in diameter.
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Hallmarked In 1867
Hallmarked in London in 1867 by Edward Charles Brown, this charming, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Butter Dish, features engraved decoration to the lid and base, a cow finial, and a frosted, etched glass dish taking the form of a milk urn. The butter dish measures 5"(12.5cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) in diameter and has a silver weight of 9.9 troy ounces.
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