SET OF THREE 1850s. These three graduating pewter or. Britannia Metal food or dish covers are. Such rare survivors from the middle of. The fact that they have remained together. As a set is a small miracle in itself let. Alone surviving possibly decades of. Use in a large busy kitchen of a. All three retain their original hanging. Loops for both decorative and space. In their day they would have looked. Very smart hanging on a kitchen wall. Between food services and out of. Harm’s way until needed. Made by Shaw & Fisher, Britannia Metal. Manufacturers active at Norfolk Place. And Killham Works 39-43 Suffolk Rd. They were established in 1835 and. Acquired in 1894 by James Deakin. Shaw and Fisher also started electroplating. Around 1849 using the trade mark. The set have highly decorative almost. Sculptural handles of the classic and. Often used Victorian motif of intertwining. Grape vines, covered with luscious. Bunches of grapes and leaves etc. The handles were made to unscrew from. Or easier cleaning although. We haven’t tried to undo them ourselves. All three even retain the original wing. Nuts securing the handles in place. We have not touched the patina on. These three food covers but they may. Polish up to a bright silvery finish if. Required but look great as is. Can’t guarantee the uniformity of this. Finish though as they have areas of. Patchiness on their surface currently. They were obviously well used and all. Three have varying degrees of superficial. Shallow dents, small holes and/or. A short split in a seam here and there. Surface patchiness or flaking (as mentioned). Slightly bent handles etc. But you can see from the photos. They still look good and would still. Be extremely decorative and eye. Catching hanging on a wall or. Photo with box of tissues to help show scale. Is a trade description for a pewter alloy. Containing a comparatively high proportion. Typically 92% tin, 6% antimony. This alloy was first introduced by Sheffield. Manufacturers in the second half of the. It was originally known as. When made under contract by the. After the development of electroplating. With silver in 1846, Britannia metal was. Widely used as the base metal for. Silver-plated household goods and cutlery. The abbreviation EPBM on such items. In reasonable antique condition with obvious. Signs of age and use. As mentioned above a. Retain the original wing nuts securing. The handles in place. Untouched patina with patchiness. And flaking to the finish on one. End of the middle sized one in. Could possibly polish up to a bright. Silvery finish but can’t guarantee the. Uniformity of the finish however they are. All 3 have varying degrees of superficial. Dents, small holes and/or a short split. In a seam surface patchiness. (as mentioned), slightly bent handles. The smallest one has a small area. Of missing metal at the base exposing. The frame the foot rim underneath. The largest one has a smaller section of. Missing metal under the foot rim that. You can’t see unless it is upside down. Tried to show as much as possible in. 12 photos of condition but as already. Mentioned it is really just superficial. None of it affects function and they. Largest one measures approximately. 35.5cm (14) long. 30cm (11 3/4) deep. Middle sized is approx. 19cm (7 1/2) high. 30.5cm (12) long. 23.5cm (9 1/4) deep. Smallest one is approx. 25.5cm (10) long. 20.3cm (8) deep. Total Weight is: 3260 grams. We guarantee our descriptions are accurate. And our prices competitive. Please bear in mind that all our items are antique or. Vintage and may have some age related issues. If you like your item please leave us feedback. And we will respond immediately. If, for any reason, you are unhappy. Come back to us so we can try and. Resolve any issue you might have. If you are undercharged we don’t ask for more. Any questions or query’s please contact so we can look into it. International Buyers Please Note. These charges are the buyers responsibility. Determine what these additional costs will be prior. For a very long time now and hopefully will. Be for a long time to come. (please see our feedback). Between 2007 and 2018 we were also. The Manly Antique Centre. Which has now sadly closed as our old building was. This item is in the category “Antiques\Other Antiques”. The seller is “kollectik1″ and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Originating Region: Europe
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Era: 1800s