Antique George III Silver Meat Platter


Stock: 9381

Date: 1776

Maker: James Young

Country: England

A handsome antique sterling silver serving platter of oval form with a shaped gadroon edge. Large size and very heavy...

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A handsome antique sterling silver serving platter of oval form with a shaped gadroon edge. Large size and very heavy quality. On the top edge there is a hand engraved crest of an arm holding an arrow topped by the motto “Salvet Me Deus”.

Weight 2633 grams, 84.6 troy ounces.

Top measures 53.5 x 38 cm.

London 1776.

Maker James Young, whose work is described by Grimwade as being of elegant neoclassical design and fine finish.


This lovely dish is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped on the reverse with a full set of English silver hallmarks. The engraved crest still has good definition. This platter has been used for cutting meat and the centre has not been erased. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: James Young

James Young, apprenticed to John Muns 1749, freedom unrecorded. 1st mark entered as smallworker 1760, 2nd and 3rd marks in partnership with Orlando Jackson 1774. Report List 1773. 4th mark alone 1775. His son James was apprenticed to William Peaston 1778 and turned over to his father 1779. Jackson records his work as of elegant neo-Classical design and fine finish, particularly his epergnes.

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