Silversmith: Richard Mills
W: 41 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B90.0519
Silver dish cross by Richard Mills, London 1774, the dish cross was a convenient form of supprting a hot dish to keep the heat from the table, and, as in this case, to retain the heat in the dish by means of a small spirit lamop at the centre. The supports are telescopic to accomodate dishes of different sizes.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir