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George III Silver Salver

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Stock: 9537

Date: 1770

Maker: John Carter II

Country: England

A good quality antique sterling silver salver of plain form and raised on shaped feet. Simple gadroon border. To the...

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Description

Description

A good quality antique sterling silver salver of plain form and raised on shaped feet. Simple gadroon border. To the front is a large and well executed, hand engraved armorial and crest with the motto “Dum Exspiro Spero” which translated is “While I breathe, I hope”.

Weight 310 grams, 9.9 troy ounces.

Diameter 17.8 cm. Height 3 cm.

London 1770.

Maker John Carter II.

Condition

The salver is in very good condition with no damage. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. There are a few light surface marks.

Maker Information

Maker: John Carter II

John Carter, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered 1776 although records show that he was already supplying candlesticks to Parker & Wakelin by 1769. 2nd mark entered 1776 , the same day as the mark of Richard Carter and Robert Makepiece was entered at the same address. Although recorded as both goldsmith and manufacturer of large plate Carters main specialisation was on candlesticks and salvers.

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