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John Houle Sterling-Plated Regency Inspired Chafing Dishes, 1811

Item Details

A pair of antique weighted and plated sterling chafing dishes by London silversmith John Houle (registered April 1811). These matching pieces feature Regency inspired motifs with acanthus foliate handles above gadroon and reeded sections to the lids, as well as gadroon rims around the inserts, and acanthus leaf handles and footed bases. Each piece is stamped with the maker’s mark ‘IH’ alongside sterling passant lions, the London city mark, the ‘Q’ 1811 date mark, and a duty mark for King George III.

Brand John Houle
Materials Sterling Silver, Copper, Metal
Marks Maker’s Mark, Fineness Mark, London City Mark, 1811 Date Mark
Period 1811, Early 19th Century
Origin England
Weighted Yes
Number of Items 2


- surface scuffs/scratches and tarnish to each; loss of plating to bases.


13.5" W x 8.5" H x 11.0" D

- measures one dish assembled.

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