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Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Italian silver two handled tea tray; an addition to our continental silver collection

SKU: A3055
Price: £2,650.00
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Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800
Italian Silver Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1800

Description


This exceptional antique Italian silver tea tray has a plain oval form.


The surface of this Italian tray is plain and unembellished.


The raised rounded border is ornamented with fine and impressive applied rope twist decoration to the rim.


The tray is fitted with a pair of shaped silver handles, embellished with further rope twist ornamentation.


The reverse terminals of the handles feature the original, function rivets which sit flush to the surface.


This impressive example of Italian silverware has a very good patination*.


The hallmarks struck to this exceptional Italian tray include:

Assay office/Zecca mark: St. Mark lion in ‘moleca’

Assayer’s mark: T/B G with a central fleur-de-lis (untraced)


* Patination or Patina is a subtle colouration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look.


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Maker: Unknown

Condition


This antique Italian tray is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition, in keeping with age and type.

There are some natural fire marks to the underside and minor surface blemishes to the surface of the tray, as to be expected with such an original example.

The applied decoration is all sharp.

The Italian hallmarks struck to the underside of the tray, in multiple groups to the rim and underside of the handles are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length across handles 60.4cm/23.8"

Width 38.5cm/15.2"

Length of surface 47.1cm/18.5"

Width of surface 33.6cm/13.2"

Height to top of handle 8cm/3.1"


Weight


56.6 troy ounces/1760g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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