Many histories of the Armada Dish claim that these silver dishes are so named due to the fact that the originals were made from silver captured from Spanish treasure ships returning from the New World.
This is a romantic story, but there is no proof that it is true as we explain in our blog Silver Armada Dishes.
Dishes like these would have been used in Elizabethan England as serving dishes on formal occasions.
The collection of Armada Dishes now in the British Museum have been copied by Silversmiths for over 100 years using the same distinctive and uneven hallmarking around the edge of the plates as on the originals.
A number of small changes have been made these Armada Dishes to make them more attractive to modern users, including making the bottom of the dishes less indented and having the rims plain instead of with two inscribed circles.
If you require your Armada Dishes to be engraved with a name or message before delivery please let us know.
On receipt of a suitable artwork, we can also engrave a company logo, Coat of Arms or other images.
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