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Sterling Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Victorian

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

SKU: A6999
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Description


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


The surface of the tray is encompassed with exceptional bright cut engraved decoration displaying panels of foliate sprays incorporating leaf shaped bordered designs.


These conjoined panels are embellished with a stylised bright cut engraved textured band accented with intercepting lobed leaf designs and flanked with a simplified scalloped and pendant drop style border.


The fine and impressive broad border to the surface comprises 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 quatrefoil motifs amidst vertical pales, below a band of undulating husk style ornamentation.


The upper rim of the hallmarked galleried border is embellished with bands of applied bead decoration.


This impressive gallery incorporates a plain incurved shaped rectangular inset handle to each end, accented with a continuation of bead decoration to the upper portion.


The tray is supported by four impressive bracket style feet embellished with further pierced vertical pale ornamentation in addition to an applied husk swag.


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Date: 1890

Condition


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

This exceptional example of Victorian silverware has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

There are some natural fire marks to the underside of the tray, in keeping with age.

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

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 across handles 52.2cm/20.6"

Width 37.9cm/14.9"

Length of surface 51.2cm/20.2"

Width of surface 37.1cm/14.6"

Height 7.6cm/3"


Weight


85 troy ounces/2644g


 
 
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