A fine and impressive pair of antique George IV English sterling silver meat platters; an addition to our silver dining collection
George IV sterling silver meat have an oval shaped incurved form with a sunken oval central well. platters
The well of each fine example of antique silverware is plain and unembellished.
The rims of these impressive platters are ornamented with gadroon decorated borders, accented with leaf motifs at each incurve.
To one side of each platter is a contemporary bright cut engraved marital coat of arms*, surmounted with a baronial coronet.
The Rolle family motto
‘Nec rege, nec populo, sed utroque’ - (Neither for king nor people, but for both) is displayed below the coat of arms.
* The arms are those of the families of Rolle and Trefusis, commemorating the second marriage of Baron John Rolle to The Honourable Louisa Trefusis on 24th September 1822.
John Rolle was the first and last Baron Rolle (born 16th October 1756 died 3rd April 1842). Louisa Trefusis (born circa 1794 died 20th November 1885), was the daughter of Robert George William Trefusis, 17th Baron Clinton, of Maxtock, Warwick. Further information available on purchase of the platters or on request.
antique George IV platters are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.
There are surface scratches to the well of each platter in keeping with age and purpose.
struck to the underside of each platter are very clear. hallmarks Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique silverware.
68 troy ounces/2115g
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