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    A Benjamin Smith Early Victorian Silver and Silver-Plated Serving Dish, Bearing Arms of Francis Egerton, First Earl of Ellesmere, London, England, circa 1838
    Marks: (lion passant), (leopard), (duty mark), C, BS, B SMITH, DUKE ST, LINN INN FIELDS
    9-1/4 h x 13-1/2 w x 9-1/4 d inches (23.5 x 34.3 x 23.5 cm)
    55.23 troy ounces (weighable)

    The four-part serving dish comprising silver lid and dish, silver-plated lower dish and base, domed lid with scrolled foliate-form handle, below to engraved and armorial crest surmounted by coronet for Francis Egerton, the 1st Earl of Ellesmere, FRANGAS NON FLECTES motto to crest standard, below to gadrooned banding, lower silver dish of conforming design, below to silver plated dish with gadrooned border, raised on silver-plated base with reticulated dart border, foliate mounts to handles, and large acanthus leaf mounts above extended paw feet.

    Condition Report*: Underside to one foot missing small coaster causing dish to sit almost flush on even surface, two light pin dents to lower silver dish, very light plate wear to lower half, scattered nicking, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    18th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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