One of the most special Breakfast dishes I have come across in some time, we only ever purchase them when they are particularly special, this one by the creme de la creme of English makers, Elkington and Co.
The dish stands on four shaped legs with a beaded border. The dome is engraved with Ferns both back and front surrounding a vacant cartouche; a very English design and a very Victorian theme.
When the knob at the front is pushed back the dome revolves to reveal the two original shallow trays. These are perfect on a buffet to serve either hot (with hot water beneath) or cold (with crushed ice below) dishes; a very impressive addition to any occasion.
The underside is marked for the top-notch Elkington and Co. Being Elkington allows us to date it accurately from the date letter for the year 1891.
A beautiful dish in excellent condition, measuring 12" handle to handle x 8" x 8 1/2" tall.
Elkington & Co. are one of the most important names in English silver and certainly the most important in silver plate. Elkington held Royal Warrants for Queen Victoria, King Edward VI, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI.