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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Two-Handled Tea Tray - Antique Edwardian

A fine and impressive antique Edwardian Scottish sterling silver two handled tea tray; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Two-Handled Tea Tray - Antique Edwardian
SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Two-Handled Tea Tray - Antique Edwardian

Description


This fine antique Edwardian Scottish sterling silver tea tray has an oval form.


The well of the tray is encircled with fine and impressive broad shaped band of bright cut engraved decoration displaying scroll and leaf ornamentation accented with floral designs in addition to a diaper pattern background.


The decoration to the well of the tray incorporates a shaped cartouche to the centre ornamented with the contemporary engraved presentation inscription: ‘Presented to John Dobie Esq, by members of Dunoon Agricultural Society in recognition of his valuable service as Secretary and Treasurer for 20 years, 9th April 1903’.


The raised rounded border of the tray is embellished with chased scroll decoration accented with stemmed rose and bud ornamentation.


The shaped rim of the tray is ornamented with a fine and impressive applied scroll and floral motif decorated border.


This antique tea tray is fitted with two fine and impressive handles ornamented with embossed and chased scroll and floral decoration.


The tray is fitted to the underside with four plain bun style feet.


Date: 1902

Condition


This antique tea tray is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in exceptional condition.

The tray has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The applied, embossed and chased decoration is all very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the tray are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length across handles 59cm/23.2"

Width 34.5cm/13.6"

Length of well 40.3cm/15.9"

Width of well 26.7cm/10.5"

Height to top of handle 5.6cm/2.2"


 
 
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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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