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Edwardian Silver Serving Tray with Handles

Sterling Silver Tea Tray by Reid & Sons - Antique Edwardian (1905)

A magnificent, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver tea tray made by Reid & Sons; an addition to our silver tray collection

SKU C7587


This magnificent antique Edwardian silver tray, in sterling standard, has a rectangular shaped form with rounded corners.

The surface of this sterling silver serving tray is embellished with an exceptional and impressive contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms depicting a bend charged with two mullets/stars, between two buildings, all surmounted with an impressive mantling and the crest of out of a tower a demi-ram holding a mullet of five points, pierced.

The surface of this Edwardian silver serving tray is further embellished with the motto 'Malo mori quam foedari' - I would rather die than be dishonoured.

The raised rounded border of this antique silver tray is ornamented with applied gadroon decoration to the rim, accented with leaf motifs.

This antique silver tray is fitted with a fine pair of cast sterling silver handles, embellished with further gadroon and leaf ornamentation.

This magnificent tray, crafted by the renowned Newcastle silversmiths Thomas Arthur Reid, Francis James Langford & Christian Leopold Reid of Reid & Sons, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.

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Maker: Reid & Sons (T A Reid, F J Langford & C L Reid)

Date: 1905

This antique Edwardian silver serving tray with handles is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast and applied decoration are very sharp and the engraved ornamentation is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the tray are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique silver tray.

Length across handles 76.1cm/30"

Width 45.9cm/18.1"

Length of surface 54cm/21.3"

Width of surface 36cm/14.2"

Height 4.9cm/1.9"

122 troy ounces/3795g

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