For your consideration, is this extremely rare sterling silver 18 century (1789) warming Dish by Hester Bateman. This has an oblong domed lid with a wooden finial, attached sterling handle terminating in turned wooden grip, hallmarked on base with lion passant Leopard's head crowned "o" Mark London date letter for 1789. George III Mark and HB in script maker's Mark for Hester Bateman. Additional hallmarks to lid includes Hester Bateman mark and George III mark. Wear consistent with age and use.
There is an extremely small ding to the handle. It is 2 3/4 inches tall to the top of the finial by 5 3/4 inches wide just for the tray, not including the hinge or the sterling portion of the handle, by approximately a little less than 8 3/4 inches long.
It is approximately 11 1/2 inches long from the top of the handle to the front of the pan. This is in two separate pieces the lid and the pan with two square hinges on the pan that the lid is inserted to. Please look at my photographs. This weighs approximately 17.4 ounces including the wooden handle and small wooden knob.
This does have an initial on top of the lid, I make it out to be a scripted BS. There is some very faint scratches of letters which has been put on the case in case of theft. This also was in the Gilmore Silver collection of which were in the following exhibits. Fine arts gallery, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Missouri, the Winston Churchill Memorial and library, Westminster College Fulton, Missouri, and many more. Please read all of the information down below so that you understand exactly how we do business.
We also assure you that we properly and professionally pack every item as well as fully insure each package. Must be received within 5 days of receiving an invoice. This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed.Thank you for your interest in our auctions! The item "Super Rare Sterling Silver George III Warming Serving Dish Hester Bateman 1789" is in sale since Tuesday, November 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
The seller is "mcantique" and is located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.