Pair Armorial Matthew Boulton Old Sheffield Plate OSP Entree Servers Stands 1825
Pair of antique Old Sheffield Plate (fused silver plate) oval melon form entree servers on matching warming stands. The servers have applied scroll and shell borders and heavy acanthus leaf scroll feet and handles. Each entree server has two engraved coats of arms in set-in shields of deeper silver. Matthew Boulton double sun maker's marks. Circa 1825.
Each entree server is comprised of 5 pieces: detachable top handle, lid (which can be reversed to use as a separate serving dish), base, footed hot water warming stand and cover plate. The lid and base are silver both inside and out; the warming stand and cover plate are silver outside, zinc on the interior. The stand can also be used without its cover plate as a conforming footed stand. The photographs show them assembled both ways. Every piece is numbered either 1 or 2 to show which stand it belongs to--an original pair.
The entree servers are 14 inches long by 10 inches wide by 8 inches tall when fully assembled. The pair weighs 20 lbs 8 oz (shipping weight 30 lbs)
Condition: Very good with some rosing on the high points of the design, and also on the undersides of some pieces, as shown. Please view the closeup photos. Any dark stripes are reflections from the light tent opening.