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Large Sterling Silver Tray with Handles
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Sterling Silver Tray by Thomas Bradbury & Sons - Antique Victorian (1895)


A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Victorian English sterling silver two handled tray by Thomas Bradbury & Sons; an addition to our silver tray collection

SKU C5298

This magnificent, fine and impressive antique Victorian sterling silver tray has a rectangular form.

The surface of the large sterling silver tray with handles is embellished with exceptional flat engraved decoration; each corner of the surface is ornamented with impressive and large splayed leaf motif that spirals towards the corners of the tray.

The surface is further ornamented with exceptional stylised floral and foliate designs that cover the majority of the tray's surface, incorporating a rectangular vacant cartouche to the centre.

The raised incurved border of the tray is ornamented with cast and applied gadroon decoration to the rim.

This fine example of antique silver is fitted with an exceptional, large pair of cast handles ornamented with impressive foliate decoration and a central shell motif.

The underside of this magnificent tray bears the retailer's mark 'Hall & Co, Kings, St, Manchester'

Date: 1895

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

The flat engraved decoration is crisp, the gadroon, foliate and shell decoration decoration is sharp.

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 example of Victorian silverware.

Length 68.5cm/27"

Width 42.7cm/16.8"

Length of surface 51cm/20.1"

Width of surface 38cm/15"

Height 5.5cm/2.2"

127 troy ounces/3950g

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