We are thrilled to offer this show-stopping and hard to find large antique Meissen porcelain Blue Onion oval platter with silver warmer base and dome. The oval platter is permanently mounted in a silver plated base with nozzle to fill with hot water to keep the platter warm, and the silver plate dome also serves this purpose and makes for a grand presentation. We date this piece c. 1900.
The Meissen platter is in great antique condition with no chips or cracks, one small of area of slight, light browning as shown in the close up photo, barely noticeable but mentioned for accuracy. The platter alone measures 16" x 11 1/2", so it will hold a large roast or fowl with ease.
Including the warmer base, the lower portion of the set measures 18 3/4" handle to handle x 12" (13" if you include the filler nozzle) x 3" high.
The silver plate dome measures 15" x 10 1/8" x 5 1/2" high excluding the handle, 7 1/2" high including the handle.
The silver warmer base is marked as shown with the mark of Carl Deffner of Esslingen, Germany, while the dome is marked only Germany. Note that the silver has taken on a soft patina from decades of use and polishing. The dome has a few very shallow dents, nothing major. The interior/underside of the dome is very shiny. The silver warmer base shows wear and has a few dents and baked on grease at the very bottom which we have not attempted to clean. The cap for the filler nozzle is missing.
If you are looking for a statement piece to grace your table or sideboard or are a Blue Onion collector, this will no doubt be a pleasure to own and display.
The set weighs 8 lbs before packing. Due to its large size, this will ship at oversize rates. We will ship anywhere to the lower 48 states for a fixed price of $40, insurance included. Alaska and Hawaii residents, please email with your zip code for a shipping estimate. Overseas buyers are welcome and should contact us with your shipping information so we can provide an accurate shipping cost.
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