Inv. #24016
Sterling Figural Cow Butter Dish and Underplate, London Circa 1837
Circa 1837, Sterling, by John, Edward, & William Barnard, London. This fabulous sterling butter dish in the form of a wooden staved water tub sports a lid surmounted by a fine figural cow as well as a matching underplate. The perfect accessory for any table or sideboard, it would be magnificent in the kitchen of an urban farmhouse! Superbly made in Victoria's first year, it is London sterling at its finest. Excellent condition.

Silversmiths John, Edward, & William Barnard were among the finest in the world. Specializing in meticulously detailed figural work of all kinds, they produced commissions for such silver luminaries as Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, Elkington & Co., and Garrard.
Remarks from Lawrence Jeffrey: "Vintage chic at its antique best."
Condition: Excellent condition.
Weight: 642.3 g
Hallmarks: Lion rampant hallmark for sterling, date mark for 1837, Leopard head hallmark signifying London, and maker's mark for silversmiths John, Edward, & William Barnard
Measurements: The underplate is 6 and 1/4 inches in diameter, the butter dish is 5 5/8 inches in diameter, and the height of all pieces together is 4 inches
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