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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.

  • 1685 - 1691

    Ralph Leake/John Cruttall

    10347 William & Mary Antique Silver Plates

    £23,500

    A fantastically rare set of 12 early English antique silver plates of plain design with reeded borders. Each has a hand engraved coat of arms on the top border for the Hay family, Marquesses of Tweeddale (3 plates also have a marital coat of arms on the reverse edge – very worn). Lovely patina. This is the earliest form of plate you can hope to find in a dozen set. Weight 6,168g, 198 troy oz. Diameter 24.4cm (outside rim), 16.9cm (inside rim). London 1685-91. Makers John Cruttall and Ralph Leake.

  • 1692

    Benjamin Pyne

    10365 William and Mary Antique Silver Tazza

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    A fine quality antique silver footed salver with a gadroon edge and cut card applied work to the underside. A rare feature is the screw action detachable foot. Heavy gauge silver. Hand engraved to the top is a marital coat of arms for Raymond and Jemmett. Weight 575g, 18.4 troy oz. Diameter 19cm. Height 7.5cm. London 1692. Maker Benjamin Pyne. Sterling silver.

  • 1699

    Samuel Hood

    10257 William III Antique Silver Tazza

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    An excellent early English silver footed salver with a broad gadroon border to the top and foot. Britannia standard silver*. To the centre is a hand engraved armorial for the Scott family within a decorative cartouche. Weight 395 grams, 12.7 troy ounces. Height 7.3cm. Diameter 24cm. London 1699. Maker Samuel Hood. *Britannia standard silver. 17th century.

  • Circa 1700

    Jacob Warnberger

    10358 Antique Augsburg Silver Dish

    £1,950

    An excellent early German silver plaque of oval form with a decorative embossed design. The centre depicts a forest scene with a gentleman riding a horse accompanied by a lady riding side saddle; a young page boy leads the way. The raised leafy border portrays a deer hunt and a pack of dogs are chasing 3 deer. Weight 142 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Length 23.5cm. Width 20cm. Augsburg, Germany. Maker Jacob Warnberger. Circa 1700.

  • 1709

    Richard Freeman

    10330 Queen Anne Antique Silver Tazza

    £1,650

    English provincial silver. A lovely little silver footed salver with a simple reed border and pedestal foot. Beautiful plain style typical of the period. Good weight. Hand engraved to the centre is a large decorative cartouche containing a boar crest. Weight 143 gm, 4.5 troy oz. Height 5cm. Diameter 15.3cm. Exeter 1709. Maker Richard Freeman. Sterling silver.

  • 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 for Manners impaling Tollemache. 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”

  • 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.

  • 1734

    Richard Pargeter

    9675 George II Silver Salver

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    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.

  • 1734

    Paul de Lamerie

    10326 George II Antique Silver Dishes by Paul de Lamerie

    £14,750

    An important pair of antique silver second course dishes by the celebrated Huguenot maker Paul de Lamerie. The plates have a generous, dished bowl with a shaped, reed and shell border. There is a hand engraved crest to the edge of the rim. Total weight 1988 grams, 63.9 troy oz. Diameter 28.5cm. Height 3.8cm. London 1734. Maker Paul de Lamerie. Sterling silver. 18th century.

  • 1735

    Paul de Lamerie

    9774 George II Silver Salver by Paul de Lamerie

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    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 for the Knipe family with another in pretence. Weight 664 grams, 21.3 troy ounces. Width 22.5cm. Height 2.6cm. London 1735. Maker Paul de Lamerie. Sterling silver.

  • 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.

  • 1756

    William Sanden

    10193 George II Antique Silver Dinner Plates

    £9,500

    A very desirable set of plain styled antique silver plates with handsome gadroon borders. Hand engraved to each top rim is an expansive armorial with a motto below for John Russell, Duke of Bedford. Excellent quality. Each is numbered on the underside (range 06-97) showing that the plates originally formed part of a very large set. Total weight 6071 grams, 195.2 troy ounces. Diameter 24.8cm. London 1756. Maker William Sanden. 18th century. 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 Kandler

    10106 George II Antique Silver Salver

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    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 Tatton crest of a greyhound tied to a tree. 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.

  • 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” for the Earl of Hillsborough. 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 Antique Silver Salver

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

  • 1785

    Thomas Chawner

    9292 George III Silver Salver

    £1,650

    An elegant antique silver salver. Classic plain style with swept feet and bead border. To the front is a hand engraved armorial (leopard’s heads and chequers) with a wolf’s head crest. Weight 1174g, 37.7 troy oz. Diameter 33.5cm. Height 3.5cm. London 1785. Maker Thomas Chawner. Sterling silver.

  • 1786

    John Crouch & Thomas Hannam

    9231 George III Silver Salver

    £3,350

    A large size antique silver salver with bead border and splay feet. Hand engraved to the top surface is a magnificent scrolling leaf cartouche containing an armorial and swan crest. Weight 1845 grams, 59.3 troy oz. Diameter 47cm. Height 4.2cm. London 1786. Maker Crouch and Hannam. Sterling silver.

  • 1786

    John Crouch & Thomas Hannam

    9250 Large George III Antique Silver Salver

    £3,550

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

  • 1789

    Henry Chawner

    9119 George III Antique 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 oz. Diameter 36 cms. Height 4 cms. London 1789. Maker Henry Chawner.

  • 1794

    Henry Green

    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.

  • 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.

  • 1819

    Paul Storr

    9658 George III Silver Platter

    £5,750

    A handsome antique sterling silver serving platter of oval form with a shaped gadroon border. Excellent quality and good gauge silver as you’d expect from this world famous English silversmith. Large size. On the top edge, to both sides, there is a hand engraved armorial for the 5th Earl of Stamford (1765-1845). Weight 3591 grams, 115.4 troy ounces. Top measures 61 x 45 cm. London 1819. Maker Paul Storr. Sterling silver.

  • 1820

    Paul Storr

    9542 George III Antique Silver Salver by Paul Storr

    £2,350

    A handsome antique sterling silver salver with a broad gadroon border, the feet with shell and grapevine design. Excellent quality as you’d expect by the prestigious English master silversmith Paul Storr. To the centre there is a finely engraved armorial with a motto in Welsh “Bydd Syw Negis Sarpe”. Weight 553 grams, 17.7 troy ounces. Diameter 22.5cm. Height 2.9cm. London 1820. Maker Paul Storr.

  • 1824

    John Wakefield

    9961 George IV Antique Silver Tray

    £5,750

    A magnificent antique sterling silver tea tray with a shaped scrolling shell border and twin side handles. Large size. To the centre is an engraved armorial with the motto “Ventus Secundet” meaning “The wind will help”. Weight 2610 grams, 146 troy ounces. Spread across the handles 68.5cm. Length 59cm. Depth 46cm. London 1824. Maker John Wakefield.

  • 1828

    Robert Garrard II

    10114 Set of George IV Antique Silver Plates

    £11,500

    Of military interest. A splendid set of 12 antique sterling silver dinner plates of plain form with a shaped reeded border. Excellent quality. Each bears the insignia of the 54th West Norfork Regiment with a crown above. Total weight 6894 grams, 221.6 troy ounces. Diameter 25.5cm. London 1828. Maker Garrard. Sterling silver.

  • 1838

    Paul Storr

    10121 Antique Silver Dinner Plates by Paul Storr

    £9,500

    A handsome set of 6 antique sterling silver plates with plain styling, shaped reeded borders and applied lily leaf decoration. Good size and weight. To one edge is the hand engraved crest of a dragon over a crown (probably for the Butterfield family) with the initial “B” below. Excellent quality and manufacture as you’d expect from this world famous silversmith. Total weight 3614 grams, 116.2 troy ounces. Diameter 26.5cm. London 1838. Maker Paul Storr for Storr & Mortimer.

  • 1898

    Charles Boynton

    9408 Antique Silver Tray

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    A large sterling silver tray of plain form with shell and gadroon borders and side carrying handles. Uninscribed. Excellent quality and good gauge silver. Weight circa 3,700 grams, 119 troy ounces. Spread 68cm. Length 55cm. Width 45cm. London 1898. Maker Charles Boynton II.

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