George III Silver Platters
Maker: James Young
A rare pair of antique sterling silver serving plates of octagonal form. Elegant plain design and gadroon borders. Each has...
A rare pair of antique sterling silver serving plates of octagonal form. Elegant plain design and gadroon borders. Each has a coat of arms with the motto “Altiora in Votis” – “Aim High” hand engraved to the top rim and an ornate crest of a squirrel to the bottom rim. Weight 2025 grams, 65,1 troy ounces. Outside measures 35×23.5 cms. Inside measures 28×16.5 cms. London 1790. Maker James Young.
These beautiful dishes are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The engravings are crisp and have no wear. Good weight and colour. Both stamped with a full set of clear and matching English silver hallmarks. Light scratching to the centre from use over the years. The plates have not been polished out and are not thin. 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: 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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