These elegant covered serving dishes have an unusual, elegant shape, with incurved sides and flattened ball feet. Covers have flattened oval ring handles.
The lid is engraved with what I believe is a coronet for an earl, and monogram "CA"? ; the bottoms are engraved with a crest with motto.
The motto is believed to be for the Finch family: Aperto vivere voto (To live without a wish concealed) - sorry, after so many years out of school, i cannot guarantee the Latin translation).
Whether you are of the nobility or not, these are a lovely set of dishes from the early nineteenth century.
No manufacturer's mark.
Size: Approximately 7.75" by 9.25"; 4.75" total height.
Condition: Excellent. Some small areas showing copper base. There are identical X marks on bottoms; I believe these to be something caused during manufacture.
Estate silver will be in used condition, but I will take care to note any defects or condition problems arising from heavy use or abuse.
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, I would expect a return if I happen to miss anything.
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