A magnificent, fine, large and impressive antique early Victorian English sterling silver salver; part of our antique salver collection
This antique sterling silver
has a circular shaped form onto three bracket style feet. salver
The surface of the salver is embellished with a broad,
flat engraved floral, acanthus leaf and opposing scroll decorated border.
The presentation inscription to the centre of the surface reads:
"Presented to Benjamin Banks Esqr. With a service of plate For the Clergy Gentry Merchants & Traders of Sligo and its vicinity To record their high sense of the very efficient manner he conducted the management of the Provincial Bank in that town for a period of nearly Five Years, and his gentlemanly obliging & corteous deportment April 1843"
Above this inscription is a bright cut engraved crest depicting on the stump of a tree a crane statant.
The rim of this magnificent salver is embellished with a fine and impressive scroll and shell decorated border.
The salver is supported by three cast pierced and scroll decorated bracket style feet.
Although this early Victorian salver displayes the London Assay Office hallmarks, it was made by the renowned provincial Newcastle silversmith William Ker Reid
This antique salver is shown with a four piece tea service for illustrative purposes only - the service (
) may be purchased separately from the AC Silver inventory. W4654
This splendid antique sterling silver salver is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.
The flat engraved decoration is very crisp.
struck to the underside of the salver are all very clear. hallmarks
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
96 troy ounces/2986g
Read a brief history about antique sterling silver salvers.
To see this magnificent example of antique silverware displayed in motion, please click on the play button at the bottom left of the screen above.
To enlarge the player please select the
icon. Further details on how to use the YouTube Player