The engraved arms are those of Battenberg accolé with the Royal arms of Great Britain with those of Saxony in pretence, for H.R.H. Prince Henry Maurice of Battenberg KG, who married in 1885 Princess Beatrice, 5th daughter of Queen Victoria. These dishes formed part of an extensive service by Paul Storr, weighing a total of 4882oz., which sold from Princess Beatrice's apartments at Kensington Palace at Christie's on May 4, 1932. Two of the oblong entrée dishes (originally a set of four) sold in these Rooms, October 20, 1998, lot 324.
A pair of circular entrée dishes and covers from the same service will be offered at Christie's, New York, October 17, 2002, lot 145.