Antique Silver Serving Slice
Maker: Edward Aldridge
A rare early antique silver slice with the pierced silver surface decorated with foliate scrolls and motifs. The elegant turned...
A rare early antique silver slice with the pierced silver surface decorated with foliate scrolls and motifs. The elegant turned ivory handle has a green stained finish, very typical of the Georgian period. Hand engraved to the reverse is a double monogram in old fashioned script. Total weight 154 grams, 4.9 troy ounces. Length 31 cm. surface 13×10 cm. Sterling silver. London 1766. Edward Aldridge II.
Literature: The serving slice was first made in silver in the second half of the 18th century, the early examples having triangular blades, usually pierced with scrolling motifs and often engraved. This serving slice, perfect for cake, was originally intended for serving fish.
This lovely silver serving piece is in very condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks. There is a slight "ripple" to the surface of the server. 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: Edward Aldridge
Edward Aldridge I, no mention of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark as smallworker 1724. 2nd mark as largeworker, then described as Clothworker, 1739. 3rd mark in partnership with John Stamper 1753. Died circa 1766-67, possibly continued by his widow. Edward Aldridge II, apprenticed to Starling Wilford 1751, turned over to Edward Aldridge Clothworker (probably his uncle) on the same day, free 1758 Livery 1763. Both Edward and his uncle are recorded in partnership in 1762. Circa 1773 Edward was in partnership with John Henry Vere. Died between 1802 -1811.
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