George II Antique Silver Salver
Maker: William Justis
A good quality antique silver salver of plain design with a shaped shell border. With a contemporary hand engraved crest...
A good quality antique silver salver of plain design with a shaped shell border. With a contemporary hand engraved crest for the Hope Clan 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 332 grams, 10.6 troy oz.
Diameter 18cm. Height 3cm.
Maker “WI” probably William Justis.
Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. Scratchweight 11=9.
Literature. 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.
This lovely antique salver is in very good condition. The silver marks are clear and easy to read. Good colour. The engraving is still sharp. Shows moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.
Maker: William Justis
William Justis, apprenticed to John Fawdery 1712, turned over to Richard Bayley 1718, free 1721. 1st mark entered as largeworker circa 1731, 2nd mark 1739. His son William was apprenticed to him in 1747, turned over to David Field. Other spellings are Justise and Justus. His mark is usually found on salvers and waiters.
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