The Director Tyler is a Sheffield plate warming dish / cheese warmer
He has an oval shape with doomed lid. He would melt cheese or keep bacon warm during fine dining in the Georgian era.
A stunning antique English warming dish dating to around 1830 made from Old Sheffield plate, silver on Copper.
There is a small hinged cap at the side allowing hot water to be poured into a chamber to keep the contents warm
Tyler is decorated with beading along his opening and highly decorative handles each side. His lid has monogram D with a crown.
His cover is removable as the hing two pins fit int and out of the back of the dish
His internal bowl has sever scratches due to using silver utensils
His warm copper tones bleeding through due to age and wear.
Fine piece of unusual antique dinning wear
Tyler dates 1830c
Height: 8.5cm Width: 20.5cm Depth: 13.5cm