Before cleaning Sept 2006 - shows brown tarnish. Plate; silver with gilding and niello inlay; monogrammed; one of four almost identical pieces; shallow, rectangular, straight-sided foot rim and horizontal open-work border; rectangular border is a combination of pierce-work and surface decoration; series of small scallops with oval projections at the corners, engraved to resemble leaves with veins and serrated edges; large amounts of the original niello has been lost.
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