Silver Plates/Underplates

Antique silver plates can be used as serving or dinner plates. Very often, plates are decorated with a coat of arms (from earlier proprietors) or with monograms. In their actual form – with a deep well in the middle –  plates have been used in Europe since the sixteenth century, originally only by aristocrats. Later, silver plates became an important part of the dinner service of private and upscale households.

Courtly and Noble Silver Plates/Underplates

Antique Silver Plates/Underplates