Dish Cover

Large, oval, domed dish cover with wide molded base and cast oval handle on a leafy backplate screwed on through center of top. One long side is engraved with an armorial device consisting of an impaled coat of arms on a shaped shield surmounted by a unicorn's head facing left rising from a heraldic wreath. Top inside is struck with two marks, a cross over orb and possibly "BK(?)" in raised serif letters in a rectangle.
Maker is Walker, Knowles & Co., of Sheffield, England.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cover, dish
date made
ca 1840
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 40.4 cm x 30.8 cm; 15 7/8 in x 12 1/8 in
overall: 9 in x 15 7/8 in x 11 3/4 in; 22.86 cm x 40.3225 cm x 29.845 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 Dorothy Crane, in memory of Major General and Mrs. Harry K. Rutherford
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