Item Of The Weekend.
A modern, silver Armada dish.
Hallmarked Sheffield 2012.
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The original Armada dish was from a silver service comprising twenty two dishes of varying sizes, recovered in the early 20th century from a field near Dartmoor. It had been buried around 1645 during the Civil War to avoid seizure by Parliamentary troops.The then owner held a command in the Royal Forces at Plymouth.
The dishes were previously part of the banqueting service of his great-uncle, Sir Christopher Harris, who's collection included silver, supposedly from the Armada.
The original Armada dish bears the arms of Sir Christopher Harris, along with London hallmarks for 1581, 1599, 1600 & 1601.
These staggered hallmarks, characteristic of the Elizabethan era, are reproduced in this attractive & faithful replica.
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