A pair of George III silver entre dishes and covers with Old Sheffield Plate warming stands
the entre dishes with maker's mark of Paul Storr, London, 1812, the stands with maker's mark of Matthew Boulton, circa 1812
The shaped circular dishes with gadrooned shell, foliate scroll and anthemion border, the detachable fluted domed covers with cast anthemion, shell and foliate scroll band and chased with flutes, foliage and gadrooning, with detachable leaf-capped reeded ring handle with lion's mask terminals on an acanthus flower and foliage calyx, the stands each on four lion's paw feet, with gadrooned borders, two leaf-capped scroll handles and plain circular liners, the covers engraved twice with a coat-of-arms, the dishes twice with a crest, marked on dishes, covers, handles and liners, the dishes and covers numbered 3 and 4 and stamped with numbers 999 and 478
the dishes 11in. (28cm.) diam.
the stands 13in. (34cm.) wide
133ozs. (4,135gr.) (2)