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German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique German silver galleried tea tray; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Gallery Tray
German Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This exceptional antique German silver gallery tray has a plain oval form.


The large surface of this antique silver tray is ornamented with a fine array of engraved floral and foliate designs, intertwined with ribbon motifs.


The ornamentation to the centre of the tray incorporates the contemporary engraved initials 'TSC'.


The galleried border of this tray is embellished with pierced interlacing arched motifs below a plain applied moulded band to the rim.


This tray is fitted with a pair of impressive cast silver handles ornamented with leaf motifs to the terminals and a plain circular knop to the centre of each handpiece.


The hallmarks to the underside of the tray include:

National mark: Crescent moon and crown

Silver quality/purity mark: 800 (800/1000)

Maker's mark: H. Meyen & Co


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Condition


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

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

The German hallmarks struck to the underside of the tray all very clear


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length across handles 65.4cm/25.7"

Width 46.9cm/18.5"

Length of surface 59.7cm/23.5"

Width of surface 46cm/18.1"

Height 7.2cm/2.8"


Weight


124 troy ounces/3857g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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