Victorian silver butter shell

Victorian silver butter shell

£225

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An antique silver butter dish in the form of a scallop shell with three cast shell feet.

An understated type of butter dish is the silver butter shell. Silver butter shells have been crafted since the early 18th century and were realistically modelled on scallop shells usually sitting on three supports and, like this pair, the supports were often crafted as scallop, cockle or whelk shells.

Of course, these delightful silver shells do not need to be confined to serving butter and can be used to serve a range of condiments or snacks.

Dimensions:

Height 26 mm / 1 14"
Width 110 mm / 4 12"
Depth 125 mm / 5 14"
Weight 80 g (2.57 troy ozs)
Year

1893

Place

Sheffield

Condition

Excellent

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