The Armada Dish with connections to Francis Drake. To order email me at m.carpenter519@btinternet.com

Armada Dish 350

These silver dishes made by British silversmiths are copies of the Armada service. The originals are in the British Museum. The Spanish Armada of 1588 was the failed attempt to invade England. It’s thought that the Armada service was made from the silver captured by Spanish treasure ships captured at that time. There is a suggested connection with the capture of the Portuguese ship captured by the English around 1590 when Sir Walter Raleigh was in the Admiralty. His acquisition of the dishes at this time may have represented the profits of his office.


With the connections with Sir Francis Drake and the Armada these silver dishes connect with history in remarkable ways.


Armada dish 1

Armada dish 1. Made by Carrs of Sheffield highly polished. Hallmarks sterling standard - rose and line passant - post 1984. Five inch diameter 98 gm - virtually unblemished. 98


These dishes are one off’s so are not linked to our shopping cart. Email us on m.carpenter519@btinternet.com and we will send you an online invoice. Our payments are processed by Paypal.

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