Most charming and oh so decorative, this Antique Silver Plate Beurrier Baquet Server with a Goat Figural Handle stole my heart when I found it! This piece has some age to it, the lovely shell border around the bottom is lovely. Beautifully articulated sitting goat on the top of the domed lid indicates this serving piece was meant to serve butter at the table, with chips of ice under the drainer. Use it for that, or to serve a luxury goat cheese.
The goat is sitting on a little domed area decorated with tiny meadow flowers, grasses and little clumps of larger leaves. The footed bottom is elegant, the cover has ornate beading and detailing, elegant and classic. Inside, the service piece has it's original drainer, this has wear to the plate, there is pitting on the very bottom layer. Never mind that, this piece is so charming and unusual that it will make a grand display together with your antique sterling silver collection. Please only purchase this if you can appreciate this as found with all the patina. Unmarked.