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SOLD - Sterling Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Victorian

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver galleried tea tray; an addition to our Victorian teaware collection

SKU: A1054
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver gallery tray has a rectangular cut cornered form.


The surface of the tray is encompassed with exceptional flat engraved decoration displaying scrolling leaf designs accented with simplified floral sprays and scroll borders.


The fine and impressive broad border to the surface of the tray incorporates shaped cartouches filled with scale and trellis style patterns, in addition to a large vacant shaped rectangular cartouche to the centre of the tray.


The galleried border of this antique tray is embellished with pierced decorated, oval bordered urn and quatrefoil motifs amidst vertical pales, below a band of undulating husk style ornamentation.


The lower rim and shaped undulating upper rim of the hallmarked galleried border are embellished with bands of applied bead decoration.


This impressive tray incorporates a plain oval inset handle to each end.


This magnificent tea tray is one of the finest examples of its type you could hope to acquire.


This fine large sterling silver tray is displayed with a four piece tea and coffee service for illustrative purposes only - the service (W8804) may be purchased separately from the AC Silver inventory.


Date: 1890

Condition


This antique sterling silver gallery tray is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The flat engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the tray and part hallmarks to the gallery are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length 61.5cm/24.2"

Width 44.5cm/17.5"

Height to top of handle 6.2cm/2.4"


 
 
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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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