This exceptional Victorian sterling silver plate has a plain circular shaped form with a plain circular central well.
The well of this fine antique plate is plain and unembellished.
The shaped border is ornamented with a fine and impressive contemporary bright cut engraved crest depicting hand holding birds' leg erased la quise (at the thigh) all above the motto 'Nescit vox missa reverti' - word once spoken can never be recalled. .
The border is further embellished with impressive applied scrolling leaf and floral motifs to each incurve.
The underside of the plate bears the retailer's mark 'Garrards, Panton Street, London'
This Victorian plate was crafted by the renowned London silversmith Robert Garrard II, subsequently R & S Garrard & Co.