A Sterling Silver Armada Dish
A Sterling Silver Armada Dish
A Sterling Silver Armada Dish

A Sterling Silver Armada Dish

1994 Sheffield

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A Sterling Silver Armada Dish width 4.50 inches 11.8 cm
Many histories of the Armada Dish claim that these silver dishes are so named due to the fact that the originals were made from silver captured from Spanish treasure ships returning from the New World.
This is a romantic story, but there is no proof that it is true.
Dishes like these would have been used in Elizabethan England as serving dishes on formal occasions.
The collection of Armada Dishes now in the British Museum have been copied by Silversmiths for over 100 years using the same distinctive and uneven hallmarking around the edge of the plates as on the originals.
This makes a lovely gift.

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W140x3
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Dish
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