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Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver two handled tea tray; an addition to our silver tray collection

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Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)
Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)

Description


This exceptional antique George III sterling silver tray has an oval form onto four bracket style feet.


The surface of this tea tray is embellished with a large and impressive contemporary engraved coat of arms of on a bend between two bull's heads erased, three lozenges, all above the motto 'Delectat amor patriae' - The love of our native land delights.


The coat of arms is surmounted with the crest of a demi-bull salient*.


The raised rounded border of this antique sterling silver tray with handles is ornamented with applied gadroon decoration to the rim.


This antique tray is fitted with a fine pair of cast sterling silver handles ornamented with ribbed handpieces, in addition to leaf designs enveloping the terminals.


The tray is supported by four impressive cast silver bracket style feet, encompassed with further gadroon decoration.


* This crest and coat of arms pertains the family name Smith.


View our full collection of Georgian silverware at AC Silver


Date: 1806

Condition


This vintage sterling silver tray with handles is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The tea tray has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The tray bears natural surface marks, as to be expected in keeping with age.

The applied decoration is very sharp and the engraved heraldic markings are 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.


Dimensions


Length across handles 67cm/26.4"

Width 42.1cm/16.6"

Length of surface 50.9cm/20"

Width of surface 37.1cm/14.6"

Height to top of handle 6.9cm/2.7"


Weight


105 troy ounces/3266g


 
 
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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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