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Trays & Plates

The first Antique Silver Trays were oval shaped and did not appear until the late 18th century. The rectangular form was not generally seen until the early 1800’s. Some early salvers were originally called trays however this term is only used now when there are side carrying handles. Large trays are often called tea trays and were often made as part of an extensive and fully matching tea service. Long slender trays are popular for use as drinks trays. Extra large trays are particularly prized by interior designer for use as a coffee or side table.

Antique Silver Salvers. From the 17th century until the reign of George I salvers were raised on a pedestal foot. This form is often called a “tazza”. By 1700 some were made with the foot unscrewing. Very occasionally this type will also have 3 or 4 feet so that the salver can be used on a lower level. The traditional form of salver with plain flat surfaces and small feet at the edge, rarely found before the reign of George I, was made in various forms such as round, rectangular, oval and octagonal and these are an ideal starting off point for collectors of early silver. The term “waiter” is not commonly used but relates to small examples less than 6 or 7 inches; these have become very popular now to stand a bottle or wine glass.

Antique Silver Dinner Plates and Meat Dishes. Dinner plates were usually made in dozens and larger quantities and often came as part of a suite of dishes including soup plates, oval serving plates and mazerines. These dishes very often came from grand houses and have finely executed coats of arms.

Chargers and Sideboard Dishes make an impressive show. They can be used as large serving dishes although some examples, with ornamental borders and centre panels, were probably just purely decorative.

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Trays & Plates

The first Antique Silver Trays were oval shaped and did not appear until the late 18th century. The rectangular form was not generally seen until the early 1800’s. Some early salvers were originally called trays however this term is only used now when there are side carrying handles. Large trays are often called tea trays and were often made as part of an extensive and fully matching tea service. Long slender trays are popular for use as drinks trays. Extra large trays are particularly prized by interior designer for use as a coffee or side table.

Antique Silver Salvers. From the 17th century until the reign of George I salvers were raised on a pedestal foot. This form is often called a “tazza”. By 1700 some were made with the foot unscrewing. Very occasionally this type will also have 3 or 4 feet so that the salver can be used on a lower level. The traditional form of salver with plain flat surfaces and small feet at the edge, rarely found before the reign of George I, was made in various forms such as round, rectangular, oval and octagonal and these are an ideal starting off point for collectors of early silver. The term “waiter” is not commonly used but relates to small examples less than 6 or 7 inches; these have become very popular now to stand a bottle or wine glass.

Antique Silver Dinner Plates and Meat Dishes. Dinner plates were usually made in dozens and larger quantities and often came as part of a suite of dishes including soup plates, oval serving plates and mazerines. These dishes very often came from grand houses and have finely executed coats of arms.

Chargers and Sideboard Dishes make an impressive show. They can be used as large serving dishes although some examples, with ornamental borders and centre panels, were probably just purely decorative.

  • 1667

    William Norman

    9673 Charles II Gilt Silver Salver on Foot

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    An outstanding piece of early English silver. A rare antique silver tazza, dating from Charles II period, having a plain form, thick gadroon borders, and a bright gilt finish. To the centre is a large, hand engraved coat of arms within a plumage feathers cartouche, very typical of the period. The quality of the piece is excellent and the finish is very crisp. Weight 1135 grams, 36.4 troy ounces. Diameter 33cm. Height 6.2cm. Sterling silver. London 1667. Maker “WN ”, probably William Norman* (courtesy of Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). Maker “WN ”, probably William Norman* (courtesy of Dr David Mitchell’s “Silversmiths in Elizabethan and Stuart London”). There is a gilt salver on foot by Norman in the Duke of Portland’s collection catalogued in 1935.

  • 1702

    Edward Ironside

    9863 Queen Anne Antique Silver Tazza

    £1,750

    A very charming early silver footed salver with a thick gadroon border to the top and foot. Britannia standard silver*. There is a hand engraved crest of a stag to the centre. Weight 285 grams, 9.1 troy ounces. Height 6.2cm. Diameter 20.1cm. London 1702. Maker Edward Ironside.

  • 1710

    Robert Cooper

    9763 Queen Anne Silver Armorial Charger

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    A fine early English silver charger, or sideboard dish, having a broad rim with applied gadroon border. Britannia standard silver*. Hand engraved to the centre is a magnificent and finely executed coat of arms. Weight 936 grams, 30 troy ounces. Diameter 33.5cm. Height 3cm. London 1710. Maker Robert Cooper.

  • 1720

    John Chartier

    9746 Antique George I Silver Serving Dish

    £9,750

    A large and important piece of early English Britannia standard* silver. A Georgian silver meat plate, or serving platter, of shaped oval form with a broad applied gadroon border and decorative motifs. Made by John Chartier, an important Huguenot silversmith; his French influence is seen in the fleur de lys motifs around the border. Superb colour. Hand engraved to two sides with an armorial. Hand hammered finish on the back of the applied borders. Weight 2753 grams, 88.4 troy ounces. Length 52.5 cms. Width 37.5 cms. London 1720. Maker John Chartier.

  • Circa 1720 - 1740

     

    9883 Early German Antique Silver Tazza

    £2,750

    An antique silver footed salver of plain circular form with a simple moulded border and a waisted pedestal foot. Excellent heavy quality. Hand engraved to the centre with a coat of arms flanked by a pair of dogs, surmounted by the coronet of a Count. The foot, with the original detachable screw, is now permanently attached to the top for stability. Weight 642 grams, 20.6cm. Diameter 23cm. Height 5.3cm. Stamped underneath to the centre with German silver marks for Hanover Altstadt, 1720-40. Maker’s mark “P.P”

  • 1723

    Joseph Clare

    9329 Antique George I Silver Salver

    £1,850

    An early English sterling silver salver of square form raised on shaped feet. This dainty size is often known as a waiter, perfect for standing a wine bottle or glass. To the centre is a hand engraved crest encircled by the motto “Ne Cede Malis”. Good colour. Weight 153 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Width 14 cm. London 1723. Maker Joseph Clare.

  • 1724

    David Tanqueray

    9622 Pair of George I Silver Chargers

    £55,000

    An outstanding lot. A rare pair of George I silver sideboard dishes of plain circular form with wide borders. Large size and good heavy weight. *Britannia standard silver. Excellent patina. The centres are finely engraved with armorials within a baroque cartouche of strapwork and foliage, a shell above, a bearded mask below. The arms are those of Lane. Diameter 51cm, 20ins. Total weight approx. 6,950 grams, 224 troy ounces. London 1724. Maker David Tanqueray. A highly esteemed Huguenot maker.

  • 1728

    William Darker

    9866 George II Antique Silver Octafoil Salver

    £4,750

    A rare antique silver octofoil salver with a scalloped border and standing on 3 curved panelled feet. Weight 631 grams, 20.2 troy ounces. Diameter 26.7 cm. Height 2.6 cm. London 1728. Maker William Darker. Sterling silver. These 8 sided salvers generally date between 1710 and 1730 and are extremely sought after. .

  • 1734

    Richard Pargeter

    9675 George II Silver Salver

    £2,950

    A handsome antique sterling silver salver of plain design having a Chippendale border. Heavy gauge silver. Standing on 4 large scroll feet. To the centre is a hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Scratch weight 38=17. Weight 1150 grams, 36.9 troy ounces. Diameter 30 cm. Height 4.8 cm. London 1734. Maker Richard Pargeter. Sterling silver.

  • Circa 1735

    Benjamin Godfrey

    9636 Antique George II Silver Strawberry Dish

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    A fine quality antique silver strawberry dish of circular form and raised on cast shaped feet. Ribbed and scalloped border. Good weight and patina. The surface and border are hand engraved with a well executed decoration of shells and scrolls, typical of the period and displaying the Huguenot influence associated with this maker. To the centre is an excellent armorial within a decorative cartouche. This could also be used as a salver or small tray. Weight 715 grams, 22.9 troy ounces. Scratch weight 23=6. Diameter 24 cm, inner diameter 19.5 cm. Height 4 cm. Circa 1735. Maker’s mark only for Benjamin Godfrey. Sterling silver.

  • 1735

    Paul de Lamerie

    9774 George II Silver Salver by Paul de Lamerie

    £12,950

    A fine early English silver salver by the celebrated Huguenot maker Paul de Lamerie. Of square form, and raised on shaped feet, this exceptional salver is hand engraved with an expansive outer border of scrolls and cornucopias having to each corner a roundel containing the crest of a dog pierced with an arrow. To the centre, within a decorative cartouche, is a hand engraved coat of arms. Weight 664 grams, 21.3 troy ounces. Width 22.5cm. Height 2.6cm. London 1735. Maker Paul de Lamerie. Sterling silver.

  • 1741

    George Wickes

    9951 George II Antique Silver Salvers

    £2,450

    A fine pair of antique sterling silver salvers with shaped borders and scroll feet. Hand engraved to the centre contemporary armorial within a decorative cartouche. The inside border is beautifully hand chased with shells and scrolls. These small size trays are often referred to as waiters and are ideal for use with small objects such as glasses and bottles. Total weight 728 grams, 23.4 troy ounces. Diameter 18.9cm. Height 2.2cm. London 1741. Maker George Wickes, Royal goldsmith. Sterling silver.

  • 1753

    William Justis

    9098 Antique George II Silver Salvers

    £1,595

    A good pair of antique sterling silver salver of plain design with a shaped shell border. With contemporary hand engraved crests within a decorative cartouche. These small size trays are often referred to as waiters and are ideal for use with small objects such as glasses and bottles. Total weight 650 grams, 20.9 troy ounces troy ounces. Diameter 18 cms. Height 3 cms. London 1753. Maker “WI” probably William Justis.

  • 1755

    Edward Wakelin

    9859 George II Antique Silver Salver

    £6,550

    Large size and very impressive. A rare antique silver salver, of unusual square waisted form with gadroon borders and shell corners. Heavy gauge silver. The outside centre has a traditional shell and foliate engraved theme with shells and a crest to each corner. Engraved to the centre is a marriage coat of arms with an “escutcheon of pretence”, and the motto “Laudabunt Alii Rhodon” circa 1790. The engraved mantling, of an unfurling ruffle of cloth, is very striking and contemporary to the arms. Weight 2190 grams, 70.4 troy ounces. Height 4.5cm. Width 40cm. London 1755. Maker Edward Wakelin. Sterling silver.

  • 1758

    Elizabeth Godfrey

    9843 George II Silver Salver

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    Excellent large size. A fine early English salver with the square form and plain styling typical of the period. The hand engraved border has a detailed band of scrolls, shells and matting with mythical face masks to the corners and erupting volcanoes to the sides. To the centre is a family coat of arms within a decorative cartouche. Weight 2194 grams, 70.5 troy ounces. Height 3 cm. Diameter 40 cm. London 1758. Maker Elizabeth Godfrey, whose Huguenot origins can be seen in this piece.

  • 1759

    Charles (Frederick) Kandler

    10106 George II Antique Silver Salver

    £3,500

    A fine early English silver salver by the sought after maker Charles Frederick Kandler. Of square form, and raised on tall scrolling feet, this rare salver is hand engraved with an expansive outer border of scroll motifs, the centre with the crest of a dog with a tree behind. Super heavy quality and feels very good in the hand. Perfect to stand a bottle or wine glass on top. Weight 408 grams, 13.1 troy ounces. Width 16cm. Height 4cm. London 1759. Maker Charles Frederick Kandler. Sterling silver.

  • 1761

    George Methuen

    9965 Set of George III Antique Silver Plates

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    A stunning set of 12 antique sterling silver plates of plain design and shaped gadroon border. Excellent quality. Each with a large armorial hand engraved to the rim with the motto “Credens Adjuvor” and crown above. Total weight 6683 grams, 214.8 troy ounces. Diameter 23.6cm. London 1761. Maker George Methuen.

  • 1763

    Sebastian & James Crespel

    9982 George III Antique Second Course Plate

    £1,950

    A fine antique silver plate of plain design with traditional shaped gadroon borders. This large size is generally referred to as a second course dish. Excellent quality and weight. Hand engraved to the edge with a large coat of arms with crown and motto “Perdeum Etferrum Obtinui”. Weight 816 grams, 26.2 troy ounces. Diameter 29.4cm. London 1763. Maker Sebastian & James Crespel.

  • 1763

    Peter Archambo

    9983 George III Antique Second Course Plate

    £1,950

    A fine antique silver plate of plain design with traditional shaped gadroon borders. This large size is generally referred to as a second course dish. Excellent quality and weight. Hand engraved to the edge with a large coat of arms with crown and motto “Perdeum Etferrum Obtinui”. Weight 806 grams, 25.9 troy ounces. Diameter 29.4cm. London 1763. Maker Peter Archambo II (apprenticed to the illustrious Paul de Lamerie) & Peter Meure.

  • 1769

    Daniel Smith And Robert Sharp

    9850 George III Silver Salver

    £5,750

    Magnificent quality. Large size. This antique silver salver has a superb cast and pierced border with fruiting vines, scrolls, masks and ho ho birds. To the centre is a hand engraved cost of arms surmounted by a bird crest. All raised on 4 pierced and vine leaf decorated feet. Weight 1832 grams, 58.8 troy ounces. Diameter 38cm. Height 5cm. London 1769. Maker Daniel Smith and Robert Sharpe. Sterling silver.

  • 1782

    John Crouch & Thomas Hannam

    9472 George III Silver Salver

    £1,250

    An elegant antique sterling silver salver with swept feet and bead border. To the centre there is a hand engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche a crest and armorial. All within a wide border of foliate scroll engraving. Weight 1231 grams, 39.5 troy ounces. Diameter 36 cm. Height 3.5 cm. London 1782. Maker John Crouch & Thomas Hannam.

  • 1785

    Thomas Chawner

    9292 George III Silver Salver

    £1,650

    An elegant antique sterling silver salver. Classic plain style with swept feet and bead border. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial with a crest and armorial. Weight 1174 grams, 37.7 troy ounces. Diameter 33.5 cm. Height 3.5 cm. London 1785. Maker Thomas Chawner.

  • 1786

    John Crouch & Thomas Hannam

    9231 George III Silver Salver

    £3,350

    A large size antique sterling silver salver with bead border and splay feet. Hand engraved to the top surface is a magnificent oak leaf and acorn border with an armorial and leaf cartouche to the centre. Weight 1845 grams, 59.3 troy ounces. Diameter 47 cm. Height 4.2 cm. London 1786. Maker Crouch and Hannam.

  • 1786

    John Crouch & Thomas Hannam

    9250 George III Silver Salver

    £3,550

    An excellent size antique sterling silver salver with bead borders and elegant classical style. Hand engraved to the centre is an armorial with a crest and the motto “Frangas Non Flectes”. Weight 2580 grams, 82.9 troy ounces. Diameter 46 cm. Height 4.5 cm. London 1786. Maker Crouch and Hannam.

  • 1789

    Henry Chawner

    9119 George III Silver Salver

    £1,750

    An elegant antique sterling silver salver. Classic plain style with swept feet and reed border. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial with a bird crest. Weight 1433 grams, 46 troy ounces. Diameter 36 cms. Height 4 cms. London 1789. Maker Henry Chawner.

  • 1794

    Timothy Renou

    9661 George III Antique Silver Tray

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    An elegant antique silver tray of oval form and raised on splay feet. Classical plain style with a bead border and side handles. Weight 1535 grams, 49.3 troy ounces. Spread across handles 53.5 cm. Length 44.2 cm. Width 32.7 cm. London 1794. Maker Timothy Renou. Sterling silver.

  • 1794

    Henry Greene

    9894 Set of 4 George III Silver Second Course Dishes

    £6,750

    A good set of four antique silver plates of plain design with traditional gadroon borders. Excellent quality and weight. Hand engraved to the edge with a coat of arms with crown and motto “Follow Me”. Total weight 2988 grams, 96 troy ounces. Diameter 28cm. London 1794. Maker Henry Green. Sterling silver.

  • 1809

    Robert Sharp

    9491 George III Silver Salver

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    An elegant antique sterling silver salver. Classic plain style with swept feet and reed border. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial. Weight 651 grams, 20.9 troy ounces. Diameter 25 cms. Height 3 cms. London 1809. Maker Robert Sharp. This matches salver #9496

  • 1812

    Paul Storr

    10163 George III Antique Second Course Plates

    £10,500

    A magnificent pair of antique silver plates with the excellent quality and weight you’d expect from the prestigious silversmith Paul Storr. Extra large size and plain design with traditional shaped gadroon borders. Hand engraved to the edge are two large, matching coat of arms with the motto “Viet Virtute”. Total weight 2448 grams, 78.7 troy ounces. Diameter 32cm. London 1812. Maker Paul Storr. Sterling silver.

     

  • 1813

    Paul Storr

    10111 George III Antique Silver Plate

    £1,750

    A handsome antique silver dinner plate with plain styling and magnificent shell and gadroon borders. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. Hand engraved to the top and bottom rim there are two crests and mottos for the Marquis of Londonderry* and the Order of the Bath. The underside bears the pattern number 820. Total weight 745 grams, 23.9 troy ounces. Diameter 26.5cm. London 1813. Maker Paul Storr (1771-1844).

  • 1816

    William Pitts

    8985 Pair of George III Silver Sideboard Dishes

    £22,500

    A magnificent pair of antique silver chargers (or sideboard dishes) with gilt finish. Decorated in the 17th century style with deep relief embossed fruit and foliage. The centre is engraved with a large coat of arms of Scott impaling Surtees for John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838) and his wife Bessie. Scott was made an Earl in 1821. Weight each 3270 and 3390 grams approx, total 214 troy ounces. Diameter 64 cms. London 1816. Maker William Pitts, known for making large and impressive chargers. Sterling silver.

  • 1817

    Thomas Robins

    9247 George III Silver Salver

    £1,650

    An unusual antique sterling silver salver of circular form with silver feet cast in the form of a winged cherub’s head. The centre is magnificently engraved with classical motifs and vignettes containing classical figures and garlands of flowers. Weight 1641 grams, 52.7 troy ounces. Diameter 35.5 cm. Height 3.6 cm. London 1817. Maker Thomas Robins.

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