An antique cheese toasting dish of oval form with a turned wood handle and hinged lid with beaded edge and engraved with a heraldry mark of a winged round shield. This unusual serving dish was designed to stand in front of the fireplace where the lid would be used as a reflector to melt the cheese.
No maker's marks
George III (1760-1820)
Early 19th century
Width 9.25 Depth 13 Height 3 inches
Note: restored handle.