A Continental silver-gilt dish, unmarked, probably Dutch, 17th century and circa 1800
formed as an embossed and chased 17th century plaquette of Pyramus and Thisbe; in a night-time forest scene with Mulberry bush and fountain Thisby falls on her sword when she sees her dead lover, the lion runs in the background, applied to a raised centre and fluted rim, embossed and chased with scrolling foliage and flowers, plaquette and rim with assay scrapes, scratch number 2244 SU/N/-
31cm., 12in., diameter
755gr., 24oz. 5dwt.