The story of the Armada Dish dates back hundreds of years to the reign of Elizabeth I. Silver which was supposedly taken from the Armada was used to complete a banqueting service for Sir Christopher Harris. The service was made up of 22 dishes all of varying sizes, bearing the arms of Sir Christopher Harris and at that time the London Hallmarks. Around 1645, during the Civil War, the service was buried in a field adjoining Dartmoor
, to avoid seizure by the Parliamentary Troops. The service was eventually recovered in the 20th
Century and carefully restored. The Armada Dish is often seen as a piece which symbolises our country’s victory over the Spanish Fleet.
Although the Armada Dish dates back hundreds of years its plain design makes it a timeless piece, bought for all occasions. The Silver Rooms can offer the Armada Dish in varying sizes. It is a truly beautiful piece which has been hand spun from a single piece of silver. You will find the Armada Dishes in our SILVER TABLEWARE SECTION under the heading SILVER TRAYS & DISHES http://www.silverrooms.co.uk/silver-trays.aspx