Early Large Victorian Warming Dish with Aristocratic Coat of Arms

Item number: A33202.2a

Antique Silver Plated Warming Dish with Lid

Category: Decorative silver items


650,00 €

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The widespread use of the swan as an insignia can be traced back to the legend of the Swan Knight, known today mainly from Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin. The Crusade Cycle, a group of Old French chansons de geste, had linked the legend to the ancestors of Godfrey of Bouillon (d. 1100), King of Jerusalem and hero of the First Crusade. Godfrey had no legitimate descendants, but his wider family had many descendants in the European aristocracy, many of whom used the swan as their heraldic emblem after his death. In England, one such family was that of the de Bohun, Earls of Hereford and Earls of Essex. (Wikipedia). Today the swan with the crown collar adorns the flag of Buckinghamshire.

Large warming dish from the early Victorian period, circa 1830/40. Shallow pedestal base, with semi-circular body on top with stepped, curved cord rim. Six-segmented lid with curved rim, on it a noble coat of arms depicting a swan with crown collar. The handle is an elaborately shaped grip with floral decoration. Good general condition with traces of use. Unmarked.

Dimensions & Details
- Silver-plated copper
- weight 1747,65 g
- Diameter 30 cm
- Height 17 cm

 

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