A truly impressive sterling silver oval entree dish and cover made by the renowned silversmith John S Hunt. The detachable lid is superbly decorated with incredibly ornate hand chasing which alternate plain formed panels for decorative contrast. The base has a delightful egg & tongue (style) border. There are contemporary applied armorials and crests respectively alternating within the ornate panels.
Weight: 47 troy ounces/1462 grams
Height: 8 inches/20cm
Length: 12.2 inches/31cm
Width: 9.4 inches/24cm
Armorials: William Capel Clasice assumed the additional name of Thornhill by royal licence in 1855 on his marriage to Clara Thornhill daughter and heiress of Thomas Fixby Hall of Yorks.
Condition: Excellent throughout