An Exquisite Irish Georgian Style Dublin Silver Heavy Gauge Table Dish Ring of traditional waisted form and unusually large size.
The circular inverted sided lavish pierced body depicting birds in flight, a Shepherd, Fisherman and a Peasant in foliate and floral landscape. The central cartouche is surrounded with shells and C scrolls, is engraved with letters C O M
Mark of CL for Charles Lamb 1894-1918. South Temple Lane, Dublin, Ireland.
Assay Marks for Dublin 1913.
Condition: Perfect with no imperfections. Marks are crisp and clear.
Diameter: (base) 8.25" (21cm). Diameter: (top rim) 7.25" (18.5cm). Height: 4.5" (9cm). Weight: an impressive 26 ozs. (481 grams).
Shipped to Southbury, Connecticut, USA.
Worldwide Store to door shipping.
Table Dish Rings (sometimes erroneously referred to as Potato Rings) were first made in Ireland and also in England from around about 1780, were originally of silver and highly ornamented. They were usually elliptical in outline and wider in each dimension below than above. The largest know examples were up to ten inches in diameter and up to four inched in height. Use was made of both piercing and repousse work to obtain the highest decorative effects, this style of decoration was necessary to help the heat escape from hot table dishes through the piercing, blue (sometimes green or clear) hand blown glass liners were a later addition. This is a stunning example in wonderful condition.