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ANTIQUE SILVER BUTTER SHELLS DISHES

Our range of fine sterling silver antique butter dishes and butter shells are available to purchase online. To see an enlarged silver butter dish simply click on the image. We feature a number of types and makers including Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian. All antique butter dishes bought online go through a secure payment system and deliveries are insured during transit. You may also be interested in Antique Silver Bon Bon Dishes or Antique Silver Dishes.

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A Sterling Silver butter shell, having a hand-chased scalloped body, and sitting on three ball feet. Made by Mappin and Webb of Sheffield in 1919. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver butter dish are length 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), width 9.5 cms (3.75 inches), and it weighs approx 70g (2.25 troy ounces).

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A Sterling Silver butter shell, having a hand-chased scalloped body, and sitting on three ball feet. Made by Mappin and Webb of Sheffield in 1919. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver butter dish are length 11.5 cms (4.5 inches), width 9.5 cms (3.75 inches), and it weighs approx 70g (2.25 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver very pretty butter shell, having a hand-chased scalloped body, with a hand-pierced floral style thumb-piece, and all sitting on three ball feet. Made by Latham and Morton of Chester in 1902. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter dish are length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 9.5 cms (3.75 inches), and it weighs approx 62g (2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver very pretty butter shell, having a hand-chased scalloped body, with a hand-pierced floral style thumb-piece, and all sitting on three ball feet. Made by Latham and Morton of Chester in 1902. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter dish are length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 9.5 cms (3.75 inches), and it weighs approx 62g (2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated revolving top butter dish, having a hand-chased oval body with fluted decoration and bead-edged border, a frosted glass removable internal liner, and sitting on four cast lions paw feet. All made by Alexander Clark & Co., in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated butter dish are length 22 cms (8.75 inches), height 14 cms (5.5 inches), and width 15 cms (6 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated revolving top butter dish, having a hand-chased oval body with fluted decoration and bead-edged border, a frosted glass removable internal liner, and sitting on four cast lions paw feet. All made by Alexander Clark & Co., in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated butter dish are length 22 cms (8.75 inches), height 14 cms (5.5 inches), and width 15 cms (6 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver pair of butter shells, having traditional scallop shapes, and sitting on three cast shell feet, together with a pair of original butter knives in the Albany pattern, and all sitting in an original maroon satin and velvet-lined presentation box. All made by John and William Deakin of Sheffield in 1886. The dimensions of this fine hand-made set of antique silver butter shells and knives are length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 10.5 cms (4.25 inches), with a total weight of approx. 182g (5.9 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver pair of butter shells, having traditional scallop shapes, and sitting on three cast shell feet, together with a pair of original butter knives in the Albany pattern, and all sitting in an original maroon satin and velvet-lined presentation box. All made by John and William Deakin of Sheffield in 1886. The dimensions of this fine hand-made set of antique silver butter shells and knives are length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 10.5 cms (4.25 inches), with a total weight of approx. 182g (5.9 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver butter shell, having a hand-chased scalloped body, and sitting on three ball feet. Made by William Gibson & John Langman of Sheffield in 1896. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter dish are length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches), and it weighs approx 60g (2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver butter shell, having a hand-chased scalloped body, and sitting on three ball feet. Made by William Gibson & John Langman of Sheffield in 1896. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter dish are length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches), and it weighs approx 60g (2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver butter shell, having a hand-chased scalloped body, and sitting on three ball feet. Made by John & William Deakin of Sheffield in 1896. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter dish are length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches), and it weighs approx 63g (2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver butter shell, having a hand-chased scalloped body, and sitting on three ball feet. Made by John & William Deakin of Sheffield in 1896. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter dish are length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches), and it weighs approx 63g (2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver butter shell dish, having a hand-chased scalloped body, and sitting on three cast shell feet. Made by Walker and Hall of Sheffield in 1906. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter dish shell are length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 11 cms (4.3 inches), and it weighs approx 79g (2.5 troy ounces).

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An Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver butter shell dish, having a hand-chased scalloped body, and sitting on three cast shell feet. Made by Walker and Hall of Sheffield in 1906. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter dish shell are length 12.5 cms (5 inches), width 11 cms (4.3 inches), and it weighs approx 79g (2.5 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver butter dish, having a round body with hand-pierced gallery, a frosted and star-cut crystal liner, and sitting on four cabriolet legs. Made in Birmingham in 1914. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver butter dish are diameter 9 cms (3.5 inches), and height 3.5 cms (1.3 inches).

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Sterling silver butter dish, having a round body with hand-pierced gallery, a frosted and star-cut crystal liner, and sitting on four cabriolet legs. Made in Birmingham in 1914. The dimensions of this fine hand-made silver butter dish are diameter 9 cms (3.5 inches), and height 3.5 cms (1.3 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated butter dish and cover, having a round galleried body with vacant shield cartouches either side, with a hand-cut crystal insert, a lift-off hand-engraved lid with cast finial, having two cast scroll side-handles, and sitting on four cast panelled feet. Made in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver plated butter dish are height 11 cms (4.3 inches), and diameter 13.5 cms (5.25 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated butter dish and cover, having a round galleried body with vacant shield cartouches either side, with a hand-cut crystal insert, a lift-off hand-engraved lid with cast finial, having two cast scroll side-handles, and sitting on four cast panelled feet. Made in ca. 1890. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver plated butter dish are height 11 cms (4.3 inches), and diameter 13.5 cms (5.25 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver pair of butter shells, having hand-chased and hand-pierced scalloped bodies with floral decoration, and both sitting on three ball feet. All made by Henry Atkins of Sheffield in 1896. The dimensions of these fine hand-made antique silver butter dishes are length 10 cms (4 inches), height 2 cms (0.75 inch), and they have a total weight of 69g (2.2 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver pair of butter shells, having hand-chased and hand-pierced scalloped bodies with floral decoration, and both sitting on three ball feet. All made by Henry Atkins of Sheffield in 1896. The dimensions of these fine hand-made antique silver butter dishes are length 10 cms (4 inches), height 2 cms (0.75 inch), and they have a total weight of 69g (2.2 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian silver plated revolving top butter dish. With hand-engraved floral body, cast naturalistic frame, and retaining pin on original chain, and having a frosted glass liner. All made in ca. 1870. Length 23 cms (9 inches), height 12.5 cms (5 inches).

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Antique Victorian silver plated revolving top butter dish. With hand-engraved floral body, cast naturalistic frame, and retaining pin on original chain, and having a frosted glass liner. All made in ca. 1870. Length 23 cms (9 inches), height 12.5 cms (5 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated butter dish and cover, having an oval crystal body with panels of hand-cut and frosted decoration, a lift-off hand-engraved lid with a cast cow finial, and all sitting on a hand-engraved and pierced lobed oval dish. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver plated butter dish are height 8 cms (3 inches), length 23 cms (9 inches), and width 19 cms (7.5 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated butter dish and cover, having an oval crystal body with panels of hand-cut and frosted decoration, a lift-off hand-engraved lid with a cast cow finial, and all sitting on a hand-engraved and pierced lobed oval dish. Made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver plated butter dish are height 8 cms (3 inches), length 23 cms (9 inches), and width 19 cms (7.5 inches).

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An Antique Victorian silver plated revolving top butter dish. Having a hand-chased oval body with floral decoration, a frosted glass removable internal liner, an original ivory button handle, and sitting on four cast lions paw feet. All made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated butter dish are length 20 cms (8 inches), height 13 cms (5 inches), and width 15 cms (6 inches).

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An Antique Victorian silver plated revolving top butter dish. Having a hand-chased oval body with floral decoration, a frosted glass removable internal liner, an original ivory button handle, and sitting on four cast lions paw feet. All made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated butter dish are length 20 cms (8 inches), height 13 cms (5 inches), and width 15 cms (6 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver pair of butter shells, having hand-chased scalloped bodies, plain shaped thumb-pieces, and both sitting on three ball feet. All made by Mappin & Webb of Sheffield in 1901. The dimensions of these fine hand-made antique silver butter dishes are length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 9.5 cms (3.75 inches), height 2 cms (0.75 inches), and they have a total weight of approx. 146g (4.7 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver pair of butter shells, having hand-chased scalloped bodies, plain shaped thumb-pieces, and both sitting on three ball feet. All made by Mappin & Webb of Sheffield in 1901. The dimensions of these fine hand-made antique silver butter dishes are length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 9.5 cms (3.75 inches), height 2 cms (0.75 inches), and they have a total weight of approx. 146g (4.7 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated revolving top butter dish, having a hand-chased oval body with floral decoration and bead-edged border, a frosted glass removable internal liner, and sitting inside a cast frame with floral swags and four cast feet. All made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated butter dish are length 20 cms (8 inches), height 13 cms (5 inches), and width 15 cms (6 inches).

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An Antique Victorian Silver Plated revolving top butter dish, having a hand-chased oval body with floral decoration and bead-edged border, a frosted glass removable internal liner, and sitting inside a cast frame with floral swags and four cast feet. All made in ca. 1880. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver-plated butter dish are length 20 cms (8 inches), height 13 cms (5 inches), and width 15 cms (6 inches).

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Sterling silver two-handled butter dish and cover with hand-engraved floral decoration, in a William and Mary style. Made by Heming and Co., of London in 1929. Height 8 cms (3 inches), diameter 13 cms (5.25 inches). Total weight approx. 13 troy ounces (403g).

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Sterling silver two-handled butter dish and cover with hand-engraved floral decoration, in a William and Mary style. Made by Heming and Co., of London in 1929. Height 8 cms (3 inches), diameter 13 cms (5.25 inches). Total weight approx. 13 troy ounces (403g).

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Sterling silver pair of butter dishes, having hand-pierced bodies, cast ribbon and laurel-leaf handles, frosted hand-cut crystal interiors, and sitting on four cast floral feet. Made by Edward Barnsley of Birmingham in 1912. Diameter 11 cms (4.25 inches), height 4.5 cms (1.75 inches). Total weight approx. 150g (4.8 troy ounces).

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Sterling silver pair of butter dishes, having hand-pierced bodies, cast ribbon and laurel-leaf handles, frosted hand-cut crystal interiors, and sitting on four cast floral feet. Made by Edward Barnsley of Birmingham in 1912. Diameter 11 cms (4.25 inches), height 4.5 cms (1.75 inches). Total weight approx. 150g (4.8 troy ounces).

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An Antique Sterling Silver pair of butter shells, having a traditional scallop shape, with hand-chased neoclassical style decoration on the handles, and sitting on cast dolphin style feet. Made by Elkington & Co., of Birmingham in 1913. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of antique butter shells are length 15 cms (6 inches), width 12 cms (4.75 inches), and with a total weight of approx. 310g (10 troy ounces).

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An Antique Sterling Silver pair of butter shells, having a traditional scallop shape, with hand-chased neoclassical style decoration on the handles, and sitting on cast dolphin style feet. Made by Elkington & Co., of Birmingham in 1913. The dimensions of this fine hand-made pair of antique butter shells are length 15 cms (6 inches), width 12 cms (4.75 inches), and with a total weight of approx. 310g (10 troy ounces).

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An Antique Georgian, George II, Sterling Silver butter shell, having a traditional shell-style body, and sitting on two cast shell feet. Made by Jacob Marsh of London in 1750. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter shell are length 13 cms (5 inches), width 13 cms (5 inches), and it weighs approx. 146g (4.7 troy ounces). Please note that this item is crested

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An Antique Georgian, George II, Sterling Silver butter shell, having a traditional shell-style body, and sitting on two cast shell feet. Made by Jacob Marsh of London in 1750. The dimensions of this fine hand-made antique silver butter shell are length 13 cms (5 inches), width 13 cms (5 inches), and it weighs approx. 146g (4.7 troy ounces). Please note that this item is crested

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   Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of butter shells, having a traditional scallop shape, cast shell and gadroon border, and sitting on two cast shell feet. One made by Robert Garrard of London in 1840 and the other made by William Cumming of London in 1856. Both are crested. Length 13 cms (5 inches), width 13.5 cms (5.25 inches). Total weight approx. 315g (10 troy ounces).

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Antique Victorian sterling silver pair of butter shells, having a traditional scallop shape, cast shell and gadroon border, and sitting on two cast shell feet. One made by Robert Garrard of London in 1840 and the other made by William Cumming of London in 1856. Both are crested. Length 13 cms (5 inches), width 13.5 cms (5.25 inches). Total weight approx. 315g (10 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver set of four butter shells, having traditional scallop shapes, and sitting on three cast shell feet, together with four original butter knives in the Albany pattern, and all sitting in an original purple satin and velvet-lined presentation box. All made by Frances Higgins of London in 1884. The dimensions of this fine hand-made set of antique silver butter shells are length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches), with a total weight of approx. 385g (12.4 troy ounces).

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An Antique Victorian Sterling Silver set of four butter shells, having traditional scallop shapes, and sitting on three cast shell feet, together with four original butter knives in the Albany pattern, and all sitting in an original purple satin and velvet-lined presentation box. All made by Frances Higgins of London in 1884. The dimensions of this fine hand-made set of antique silver butter shells are length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 10 cms (4 inches), with a total weight of approx. 385g (12.4 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver pair of butter shells, having applied gadroon borders, shell-style bodies, and sitting on two cast shell feet. Made by the Royal Goldsmith and Silversmith Thomas Heming of London in 1779. Please note that both are crested. Length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 11 cms (4.5 inches). Total weight approx. 180g (5.8 troy ounces).

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Antique Georgian sterling silver pair of butter shells, having applied gadroon borders, shell-style bodies, and sitting on two cast shell feet. Made by the Royal Goldsmith and Silversmith Thomas Heming of London in 1779. Please note that both are crested. Length 12 cms (4.75 inches), width 11 cms (4.5 inches). Total weight approx. 180g (5.8 troy ounces).

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Learn more about antique silver BUTTER SHELLS DISHES here.

Antique Silver BUTTER SHELLS DISHES description:

A small dish, sometimes covered, used on the dining table to hold a butter pat, or individual butter scrolls.

Antique Silver BUTTER SHELLS DISHES history:

Butter shells were made from the early part of the 18th century and are still being made today. The earliest covered butter dishes were made from about 1750, most being made in the Victorian period, and they are quite rare after the 1940s.

Antique Silver BUTTER SHELLS DISHES design:

The butter shells were reallistically modelled on, and roughly the same size as, scallop shells. They were made with either two or three feet often in the shape of conch shells or simple ball feet. The covered butter dishes were usually circular with a separate serving dish underneath, and a removable cover to protect the butter from insects. The cover often had a finial that reflected the dairy theme such as a cow.

Antique Silver BUTTER SHELLS DISHES collectors note:

Butter shells, especially early 18th century ones, must be inspected closely to make sure that there are no cracks, and no repairs where the feet are attached to the body. The butter dishes are quite rare in silver and must have matching hallmarks on the main body, dish (if separate), and lid. If there is a removable finial it must also be marked with a part mark. Most covered butter dishes are made in the Victorian period from silver plate, with the main butter container being made from the hand-cut crystal.



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