Dish Cross

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Rococo style; 1784-1808
Baltimore, Standish Barry

The dish cross, used to keep serving plates warm, is a very rare form in American silver. Barry probably copied an English example made for the Ridgelys in 1766, so the family could use a pair on their dining table.
Silver. a) H 7.3, L 34.9 cm; b) H 3.8, W 6 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 3504