Serving Dish

Serving Dish

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Shallow oval dish with inset, flat-top domed cover topped by a cast looped-branch handle; no foot ring. Two bands of gadrooning on top of cover, one on underside of its flat rim, and one at rim of dish. Removable handle with bowtie-shaped twist lock. Top inside rim of dish, top of rim on cover, and underside of handle are all stamped "1". Dish struck on exterior at one end below rim with six marks, "1864" above a combined maker's mark of "JR" in raised gothic or Old English letters in an oval, "&" in a clipped-corner square, and a raised gothic or Old English "S" in clipped-corner square; a crown in pointed-top shield; "EP" in raised roman letters in an oval set sideways; "ALL THE / ROUND" in a life belt; and a raised roman letter "A" in circle. One of two dishes, DL*66.0559A-B.
Maker is John Round & Son, Ltd. of Sheffield, England; 1847-1932. Started by John Round who was joined by his son Edwin; firm incorporated as John Round & Son, Ltd. in 1874 and combined with Ridge, Allcard & Co in 1886, keeping the Round name. Their main factory was at Tudor Works, Tudor Street, but they also operated the nearby Arundel Plate Works (wares made there possibly stamped with the "A" mark).
Currently not on view
Object Name
dish, covered
date made
ca 1875
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplated (overall production method/technique)
overall: 5 3/8 in x 12 in x 9 1/4 in; 13.6525 cm x 30.48 cm x 23.495 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John H. Crea
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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