Large silver and crystal caviar dish by Martin, Hall & Co

By Martin, Hall & Co (English, 1820-1936)


Crafted by a renowned English firm of silversmiths, the caviar dish is of an impressive size, its design showcasing a visually appealing combination of materials.


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This large caviar dish was expertly crafted in 1914 from silver and cut crystal by Martin, Hall & Co. Founded in 1820, they were a Sheffield based firm of silversmiths, electroplated manufacturers, as well as silver, plated and steel cutlers. The firm exhibited at various international exhibitions such as the infamous Great Exhibition in 1851 and the Melbourn Exhibition in 1862.

The silver insert comprises a central bowl in which caviar can be served as well as a narrower surround in which to place ice. The ice cubes ensure the caviar is kept cool, the low temperature enhancing its flavour.

Surrounding the very fine silver insert is a cut crystal bowl. Its design features repetitive, geometrical motifs. A further cut floral motif can be found on the base of the bowl, part which is often unseen, highlighting the superb quality of the antique.

The silver is stamped with the maker’s mark as well as other hallmarks.

This fine caviar dish would be a superb addition to one’s dining table.


Artist / Maker
By Martin, Hall & Co (English, 1820-1936)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Early 20th Century
20th and 21st Century Design
Crystal, Silver
Clear, Silver


14.5 cm / 5.5 inches
27 cm / 10.6 inches


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