George II Antique Silver Salver
Maker: Charles Kandler
A fine early English silver salver by the sought after maker Charles Frederick Kandler. Of square form, and raised on...Buy NowEnquire
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.
Maker Charles Frederick Kandler.
Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
Arms. The crest of a greyhound, with collar and tied to a tree, is for the Tatton family of Wythenshawe, county Chester, descended from the Tattons of Kenworthy, a branch of the very ancient family of Tatton, of Tatton.
Literature. 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 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.
The silver tray is in very good condition. The engraving still has definition with some minor wear to the outer edge.
Maker: Charles Kandler
Charles Kandler, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. Charles, a German from Saxony, arrived in London in 1727 and entered his first mark (New Standard and Sterling) that same year in partnership with James Murray. Murray died within a few months and Kandler registered new marks - New Standard (KA with a mitre above) and Sterling (CK with a pellet or mullet below in a shaped shield). He also used an unregistered mark (CK with a mitre above). Kandler’s early work shows a unique style, decidedly German in form. The identity of this highly important maker remains a mystery. Evidence points to Kandler having close family connections with Johann Joachim Kandler, the prized porcelain modeller at the Meissen factory, with whom he shared many similarities of style. In 1735 a fresh set of sterling and new standard marks was entered for Charles Frederick Kandler. It is not known whether Charles Frederick was a nephew or cousin of Charles taking control of the family business, or even if they were one and the same man. Charles may in fact have returned to Dresden by the end of the 1730’s. A subsequent mark was entered in 1739. Kandler left a legend of outstanding works amongst which are the great wine cooler in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg and the remarkable kettle in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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