DescriptionTWO GEORGE III SILVER OCTAGONAL COVERED ENTREE SERVING DISHES
Paul Storr, London, England, 1799-1800
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), (duty mark), PS, D
6-1/4 x 9-5/8 x 9-5/8 inches (15.9 x 24.4 x 24.4 cm)
117.76 troy ounces
The two octagonal serving dishes (one being elongated), gadrooned edge to dish with canted corners, stepped conforming cover with gadrooned band at shoulder and radiating at the domed top, crowned with cast finial in ring form with sheaf emerging from leafed branch, engraved with contemporary crest and motto to lids and crest to dishes, motto PRODESSE QUAM CONSPICI (To do good rather than be conspicuous), engraved to the bottom No.4 61.0 and the other No.1 64.7.
An identical covered entree serving dish including crest and motto is illustrated in:
J. Hayward, T. Schroder, The Francis E. Fowler, Jr. Collection of Silver, Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991, p.65, no. 70.
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