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.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1811
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 18 1/2 in x 12 1/8 in; 46.99 cm x 30.734 cm
overall: 1 7/8 in x 12 1/8 in; 4.7625 cm x 30.7975 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Daughters of Alice Pike Barney
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