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Large Victorian Silver Salver

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Stock: 7440

Date: 1883

Maker: Martin Hall

Country: England

A very pretty antique sterling silver salver of large size. With bead border and scroll feet. Lovely crisp engraving to...

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Description

Description

A very pretty antique sterling silver salver of large size. With bead border and scroll feet. Lovely crisp engraving to the centre with foliate swags and flowers, and within the central cartouche there is an armorial with a motto. Weight 2079 grams, 66.8 troy ounces. Diameter 45.5 cms. London 1883. Maker Martin Hall.

Literature: The arms are for the BROCK family of Guernsey (information courtesy of nobilityhouse).

Condition

This handsome tray is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The engraving is crisp and well executed. The silver marks are clear and easy to read. No erasures. 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 Information

Maker: Martin Hall

The firm Martin Hall was established as a partnership in 1820 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts, trading as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left in 1836. In 1846 John Roberts became partners with Ebenezer Hall (his apprentice in 1836) as Roberts & Hall. In 1854 Richard Martin (of Martin Brothers & Naylor) and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer Hall) entered the partnership and the firm became Martin, Hall & Co. In 1866 the firm became a limited company. Although originally based at Shrewsbury Works, Sheffield the company also had factories in London and Birmingham with showrooms in London and Glasgow. The firm participated in the 1851 Great Exhibition, the International Exhibition (1862), the Sydney Exhibition (1879), the Melbourne Exhibition (1881) and the 1915 British Industries Fair. In liquidation 1933, Closed by 1936. Their full name was Richard Martin, Ebenezer Hall & Co.

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