Sterling Silver Armada Plate
Armada Plate made from sterling silver with feature hallmark around the rim of the plate. Two Sizes are available through our website: 10cm diameter and 15cm diameter. Please get in touch for more sizes.
The history of the Armada Plate:
Armada Plates are also known as a Drake or Elizabethan plates. This unique design goes back five hundred years. Sir Christopher Harris, a sixteenth-century commander of a British Army Regiment, was gifted a silver banquet service. This was found on-board the sunken ships of the Spanish Armada. Around 1645 Sir Christopher’s great-nephew, a Royalist Commander based in Plymouth, buried the service in a field near Dartmoor to prevent it falling into Parliamentarian hands. This service was discovered at the beginning of the 20th century and sold by Christie’s in 1911. The design was thereafter copied, including the characteristic raised centre boss of the plate and its broad rim