Covered Divided Serving Dish – Vintage Silver Plate – E.P.N.S. – Downton Abbey Elegance
Bring some affordable Downton Abbey elegance to your dining table with this Covered, Divided Serving Dish – Vintage E.P.N.S. (Electro Plated Nickel Silver). This totally versatile piece was made in England and can serve 1, 2, or 3 selections as the divider is removable and cover is designed to to be a serving dish too if you so desire.
It measures when covered, 10 5/8″ x 7 5/8″ x 2 3/4″. Without the cover, the bottom is 1 3/4″ high. The cover when used as a serving dish is 10″ x 7″ x 1 1/4″. It is marked as shown “Legacy Plate E.P.N.S. Made In England” with a stock number.
Modern electroplating was invented by Italian chemist Luigi V. Brugnatelli in 1805. Brugnatelli used his colleague Alessandro Volta’s invention of five years earlier, the voltaic pile, to facilitate the first electro-deposition. Unfortunately, Brugnatelli’s inventions were repressed by the French Academy of Sciences and did not become used in general industry for the following thirty years. Silver plate or electroplate is formed when a thin layer of pure or sterling silver is deposited electrolytically on the surface of a base metal.
Our basic policy is no consignments! We are making an exception for a number of Elegant Dining pieces from the collector who also has the pieces offered in the Coined – When Silver & Coins Are Joined category. These pieces will not be in Shops At Fayrehale – They will remain in the collector’s possession until sold.