This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver tray has an oval form.
The surface of the tray is encircled with exceptional bright cut engraved decoration depicting eight circular leaf festoon bordered panels, separated by pensile leaf sprays.
Each panel depicts a fine and impressive alternating floral spray designs with gourd ornamentation, in addition to floral and foliate designs to the lower portion.
The decoration to the surface of the tray incorporates a shaped vacant cartouche to the centre.
The raised rounded border of the tray is encircled with fine and impressive applied bead decoration to the rim.
This exceptional Victorian silver tray was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Walter & John Barnard.