A very elegant and rare late 18th century oval flat bottomed cheese dish with applied reed border for highlights. The lid of the dish is hinged and has an upper oval dome for decoration which is crowned with sweet urn style finial. The handle has a silver circular sleeve in which sits a spun fruit wood handle for insulation.
Weight: 25.2 troy ounces/783
Length: 10.75 inches/26.8cm
Depth: 12.8 inches/32cm (front of rim to back of handle)
Condition: Excellent throughout