I have always thought this dish, which we acquired from Aunt Lucy's estate, to be one of the most beautiful silver pieces we own. The fluting is especially appealing, and it is a very good size for serving dessert. - David Rockefeller. (D. Fennimore et al., p. 402).
A related similarly fluted but earlier dish of 1719, mark of Joseph Walker, Dublin is recorded in Douglas Bennett, Irish Georgian Silver, London, 1972, pp. 65 and 66, illus. no. 3. Bennett suggests that this form of fluted dish was influenced by the fluting found on Chinese porcelain. He states that that this form is 'so simple and yet it is in my estimation the work of a master, a craftsman who has taken a piece of metal and raised it to its highest dignity'.