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George III Antique Silver Tray

£2,350

Stock: 9661

Date: 1794

Maker: Timothy Renou

Country: England

An elegant antique silver tray of oval form and raised on splay feet. Classical plain style with a bead border...

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Description

Description

An elegant antique silver tray of oval form and raised on splay feet. Classical plain style with a bead border and side handles.

Weight 1535 grams, 49.3 troy ounces.
Spread across handles 53.5 cm. Length 44.2 cm. Width 32.7 cm.
London 1794.
Maker Timothy Renou.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped underneath with a good, full set of English silver hallmarks.

Literature: The first 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, this word is now used when there are two handles.

Condition

This lovely tray is in very good condition. Uninscribed.

Maker Information

Maker: Timothy Renou

Timothy Renou, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as plateworker 1792. 2nd mark 1800. It is likely that Timothy came from a considerable family of immigrant silversmiths, the earliest recorded is Philippe Renou a refugee circa 1685; other London silversmiths working in the 1700’s were Abraham Renou, Jacques Renou, James Renou, E Renou and Timothy Renou (grandfather?).

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