An antique silver dish is the perfect way to impress your guests at your dinner parties. An antique silver serving dish adds an air of class and sophistication to an event, suggestive of opulence and indulgence, food appears more enticing and appealing visually when laid out of such beautiful silver dishes.
There is a wide range of antique silver dishes to choose from and there are many styles and sizes, including rectangular, oval, round and square. There is silver serving dishes, small plates, large platters and shallow and deep pots to name a few of the antique silver dishes available.
From the 16th C and 17th C onwards collecting silver in ones home was common among those who were rich, royal or famous, and prior to World War II silver dishes were a regular addition to many middle and upper class families, it was a regular part of their dining experiences. It held connotations of prestige and wealth and was suggestive that the enjoyment of a meal became a past time in itself, the dining experience as a whole of importance rather than solely the food. Sets of silver dishes to serve food were a usual addition for those with high socio-economic status.
When purchasing an antique silver dish you may want to consider what purpose you wish it to serve; whether you want an antique silver dish that can elegantly transport food from the kitchen to the dining table or purely for decorative purposes? A silver dish to hold perfume or jewellery in the bedroom is a pretty touch.
Generally antique silver dishes have one compartment but there may be two sections to the dish. There are a number of dishes to choose from including silver fish and meat platters and vegetable and casserole dishes.
A less expensive option is a sterling silver plated dish, these are more affordable than a solid silver dish, a silver plated dish often has a fine layer of silver bonded on top of another metal, often copper, it is not as durable as a solid silver dish, but a lovely alternative nonetheless. There are also a number of nice vintage silver dishes on the market if you are within a budget.
Many antique silver dishes are embossed or engraved with intricate designs, most antique silver dished made before World War I quite often have monograms on them, as monograms were very popular during and prior to this period.
Antique silver dishes worthy of note include silver shell butter dishes, which are an attractive feature to all meals, a silver swing handle basket also looks particular nice and is a unique way to serve bread. An antique silver tazza, a shallow, small saucer mounted on top of a foot looks visually appealing as a centrepiece on a dining table. Silver bon-bon dishes are reminiscent of a Parisian chocolate or sweet shop and add an element of romance to dessert time. There are many silver dishes to browse, from a silver bottle coaster, perfect to rest champagne on to silver trays to serve appetizers and drinks; both convey a look of luxury.
Antique silver dishes are timeless pieces; they are perfect as gifts for weddings and anniversaries and will easily withstand the test of time. Antique silver dishes will maintain their value, so are a solid investment piece, the heavier and thicker the dish often means they are worth more in monetary terms as more silver was used in their production. An antique silver dish is a unique and attractive addition to any dining set and they are perfect for formal dinners, special gatherings and occasions.
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Offered for sale are these pair of 19th Century antique silver plated serving dishes. beautiful pieces and in excellent condition.
Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique silver plated Entree dish which has ornate handles and feet with removable tray inside. Lovely antique condition.
Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique silver plated Entree dish which has ornate handles, lift out tray inside standing on ornate feet. Lovely antique condition.
Offered for a sale is this pine pair of 19th Century antique silver plated serving dishes which have ornate handles, shaped tops. Superb condition.
Silver Plated Entree Dish. Perfect condition.
Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique silver plated serving dish having twin handles and ornate edging. It is in perfect condition.
Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique silver plated entree dish which has a lovely reeded lid and shaped handle. It is in perfect condition.
Offered for sale is this 19th Century antique silver plated gravy boat. Lovely quality and shape. Perfect condition.
Super pair of butter dish dishes and silver knife set in the original fitted box. Lovely solid silver dishes with hallmarked solid silver knives. Made by George Howson of Sheffield, ...
This is an interesting 19th Century Victorian antique solid silver pair of 'Bonbon Tazze'. It was made by the famous firm 'Hamilton and Inches'.
This is a sterling silver dish hallmarked from Sheffield in 1977, lavishly finished with a gold gilt, issued to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II silver jubilee.
Perfect condition with just one minor ...
English antique sterling silver bon bon dish with openwork pierced decoration, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1902 with the makers mark being that of Thomas Levesley.
Excellent weight and gauge of silver, ...
2 Sterling silver dishes awarded as prizes by The Army Golfing Society, showing they were won by The Argyll & Sutherland.
One hallmarked from London in 1958 and the other London ...
Sterling silver dish with openwork edge by Ollivant & Botsford, hallmarked from Sheffield in 1908.
Given as third prize to J.O Fullalone by the Timperley Golf Club at the Open Amateur ...
This is a gorgeous English Victorian silver heart shaped dish with pierced and embossed decoration. Stands on 4 feet, hallmarked Birmingham 1982.
An exceptional, fine and impressive George VI English sterling silver dish in the Art Deco style; an addition to our dining silverware collection.
This exceptional sterling silver dish has a square ...
An exceptional, fine and impressive antique William IV English sterling silver entree dish made by Paul Storr; an addition to the dining silverware collection at AC Silver.
This impressive antique William ...
A fine and impressive vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver presentation bowl made by William Comyns & Sons Ltd; an addition to our silver dining collection.
This fine vintage Elizabeth II ...
A fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver butter shell/dish; an addition to our dining silverware collection.
This fine antique George III sterling silver butter dish has a plain scallop ...
An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Victorian English sterling silver gilt presentation dishes; part of our presentation silverware collection.
These exceptional antique Victorian English sterling silver bowls have an ...
This is an exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique Georgian English sterling silver strawberry dishes; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection.
These exceptional antique George II English sterling silver ...
Pair of antique English sterling silver dishes with openwork decoration by R & W Sorley, hallmarked from London in 1897.
Of good weight and not to be confused by similar style ...
This is a fine antique Victorian silver Quaich, very plain with 2 handles and reeded decoration to the edges. Very good condition. Fully hallmarked Edinburgh 1890.
Maker- Marshall & Sons.
This is a good quality Silver Plate dish "Arab Banking Corporation". A vintage presentation dish or plate, it is beautifully made and of very good quality.
Pretty Sterling Silver Dish. Good gauge of silver, clearly hallmarked Sheffield 1931, Silversmiths Roberts & Dore. Beautifully pierced with a rolled edge and raised on a circular foot. Excellent condition, ...
English sterling silver pedestal bowl by Adie Brothers Ltd, hallmarked from Birmingham in 1931.
In super clean order with no engravings, it does have a light bruise to the foot rim, ...
This is a solid silver scallop shell salt dish which was assayed in Chester in 1891. This very attractive open salt is in the form of a scallop shell and ...
A fabulous pair of heavy gauge Victorian Sterling silver fretted heart shaped dishes by one of the finest silversmiths of the era, The Goldsmiths and Silversmiths company. In the shape ...
Victorian Solid Silver BonBon Dish by James Dixon & Sons, Sheffield 1897. A delicate and attarctively formed dish, it measures 12cm x 8cm and stands 2.5cm high. It weighs 26.9g. ...
A fabulous English Art Nouveau silver plated serving dish with three compartments, central decorative carrying handle and sits on 4 bun feet. Made by the renowned maker Walker & Hall.
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