A Late Victorian Silver Plated Serving Dish
In the 18th and 19th and 20th centuries elaborate serving pieces were used in the dining rooms of wealthy households. Food would be brought from the kitchens by the staff and placed on buffet servers at the side of the room, a butler or footman would then serve the food from the serving pieces. These pieces would come in all manner of materials and styles including silver, silver plated and porcelain.
This is a good quality, silver plated serving dish, heavily decorated in the Art Nouveau style. This would have been found in the house of a middle to high income family and would most likely have been used to display fruit or cakes on for high tea.
In very good condition, no ware to the plate or splits.
Dimensions: 27cm diameter