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ANTIQUE SILVER CHAFING DISHES

A chafing dish was designed to slowly cook, or to keep warm, food served at the table, by use of an alcohol burner under the pan which would hold ‘chafing fuel’. The use of a sterling silver chafing dish in the UK is first recorded during George II’s reign, although its predecessor the silver brazier, was around from the Queen Anne period. During the Victorian period the idea of "chafing-dish suppers” became fashionable, and chafing dish cookbooks started being produced during the 1880’s.

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L2388: Sterling Silver Chafing Dish

Hallmarked In 1813

Hallmarked in London in 1813 by William Stroud, this magnificent, Regency period, Antique Sterling Silver Chafing Dish, features gadroon borders throughout, acanthus detailing to the handle and the legs, and an engraved crest to the burner. The chafing dish measures 12.5"(32cm) tall, by 10"(26cm) in diameter, and weighs 92 troy ounces.

£7,765

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b5066: Sterling Silver Chafing Dish

Hallmarked In 1807

Hallmarked in London in 1807 by William Burwash and Richard Sibley I, this elegant, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Chafing Dish, is oval in shape and plain in style, with gadroon and reed detailing on the finial, handles and borders. The chafing dish measures 12"(30.5cm) tall, by 18"(46cm) wide, by 13"(33cm) deep, and weighs 120 troy ounces.

£11,375

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