Pair of Serving Dishes with Armorial, 1828 by Sibley
Meat Plates (pair) - Oval with Gadroon Border - London 1828 by Richard Sibley - 45cm x 33cm; 3365g combined weight - TS/2878a
Made by the top silversmith Richard Sibley and retailed in London by Makepeace, this is a fabulous pair of Georgian silver serving dishes.
Each dish measures 18" in length and would be ideal for serving a roasted joint or lavish spread of cold food. With their shaped gadroon border, they are a typical Regency style and just ooze high quality and bear an interesting pair of engraved crests to one side and an armorial to the other. The combined weight of the dishes is a satisfying 108 troy ounces. Both meat dishes are in excellent condition with crisp engraving and typical carving knife scratches to the centre.
The armorial to the border relates to the marriage in 1825 of Sir William Pilkington of Chevet, 8th Baronet (1775-1850) & Mary Swinnerton (1783-1854) of Butterton Hall in Staffordshire. To the opposite border is an engraved double crest in combination with the motto "Avauncez et Archez Bien" (translates to advance and shoot well).
This pair is part of a suite of three serving dishes that we are offering, the matching larger plate can be seen from the link below.