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BATEMAN FAMILY. A very fine and rare pair of George III Shell Dishes made in London in 1805 by Peter & William Bateman.


These very beautiful dishes stand on three hoof feet and have deep gilded bowls modelled as scallop shells. The rear of the dish also displays a raying shell which would have been used for carrying. The dishes were probably used for salt or butter, are in excellent condition and are very well marked on the underside. Shell Dishes were not made in great quantities by any of the Bateman family and therefore examples are very scarce from their workshops.

Height: 1.6 inches, 4cm.

Width: 3.5 inches, 8.75cm.

Weight: 8oz the pair.