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Six serpentine-lobed circular dish with molded rim and deep, flat well; no foot ring. Center of one lobe engraved with crest of a hand erect holding a crescent. Rim underside struck with a "W" or "VV" in a rectangle and "Sheffield Arms" or eight crossed arrows in a large diamond or lozenge on one side and with an incuse triangle on the opposite side. One of two dishes, DL*391171A-B.
Maker is TJ & N Creswick (Thams James & Nathaniel Creswick) of Sheffield, England; produced both sterling silver and silver plated wares. They registered the "Sheffield Arms" or crossed arrows mark in 1811 for Old Sheffield or fused plate. Began electroplating in 1852, and changed name to Creswick & Co. in 1855.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1811
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 1 7/8 in x 12 in; 4.7625 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Daughters of Mrs. Alice Pike Barney
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


I have a question about a mark used by Creswick possibly before 1811. I have a fabulous tray about 30 inches in length and 13 pounds in weight. The stamp reads: Creswicks Sheffield Then I found an anchor on the back of one of the handles. I have been looking for a while to find this mark, but have been unsuccessful. I did have a company that has been in business for many years look at a few pictures and he verifies that it is Old Sheffield made around 1800 or so. Do you have any information about this mark? Thank you

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