I'd not seen one of these before we found this one down in the County of Dorset, England. This is a Georgian piece Circa 1800 and as the photos show the plate is hollow with a small aperture for filling with hot water to keep the food on the dish warm. The warming plate has a diameter of 9 1/2" with a depth of 1 1/4". The handle to handle outer measurement is 12". The plate has some 'dings' but nothing too bad and really for a piece of kitchenware pewter of around 200 plus years old it is in very sound condition. Hall Marks to base....some are clear...others not so easy to decipher.
At Molloy's MEGA ANTIQUES CENTRE, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
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