DescriptionTWO VICTORIAN SILVER AND SILVER GILT DESSERT PLATES, C. J. Vander Ltd., London, England, circa 1903-1905
Marks to one: (lion passant), (leopard's head crowned), h, HV-AV, (crown) THOMAS, 153 NEW BOND ST.
9-3/8 inches diameter (23.8 cm)
28.89 troy ounces
Property from the Estate of Kenneth Kendall
The two dessert plates with the reticulated rim adorned with foliate and fruit, with satyr and repoussé masks, silver gilt bowl with an engraved crest to center, inscribed RIDENT FLORANTIA PRATA below, meaning "The flowery meadows laugh", the motto belonging to the Pratt family of Ryston Hall, in Norfolk.
Rubbing to gilt, with surface scratches commensurate with age.
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