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Italian Silver Tray - Antique Circa 1800

Italian Silver Tray - Antique Circa 1800

A fine and impressive antique Italian silver two handled tray; an addition to our continental silver collection

SKU A8010


This impressive antique Italian silver tray has a plain oval form.

The surface of this Italian tray is plain and unembellished.

The raised rounded border is ornamented with fine and impressive applied rope twist decoration to the rim.

This silver tray is fitted with a pair of shaped handles, embellished with further rope twist ornamentation.

The reverse terminals of the handles feature the original, function rivets which sit flush to the surface.

This impressive example of Italian silverware is supported by four bun style feet.

The hallmarks struck to this exceptional Italian tray include:

Assay office/Zecca mark: St. Mark lion in 'moleca'

Assayer's mark: B G with a central fleur-de-lis (untraced)

Read a brief history of antique silver trays

This antique Italian silver tray is a very good gauge of silver and excellent quality for its type and in excellent presentation condition in keeping with age and type.

The Italian hallmarks struck to the underside of the tray, in multiple groups to the rim and underside of the handles are all very clear.

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

Length across handles 48.8cm/19.2"

Width 31.5cm/12.4"

Length of surface 36.5cm/14.4"

Width of surface 27cm/10.6"

Height 8cm/3.1"

25.4 troy ounces/790g

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