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ANTIQUE SILVER BUTTER DISHES

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.

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j8111: Silver Plate Butter Dish

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.

£365

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L1627: Sterling Silver Butter Shell

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.

£695

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L3207: Sterling Silver Butter Dish

Hallmarked In 1915

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1915 by Mappin & Webb, this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Butter Dish, stands on ball feet, and features Gothic revival pierce work to the sides, a swing handle, and a glass liner. The butter dish measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 5.25"(13.5cm) in diameter, and the silver has a weigh of 10.6 troy ounces.

£775

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j7209: Sterling Silver Butter Dish

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.

£1,175

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L2225: Sterling Silver Butter Dish

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.

£1,475

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