Pair of Antique George I Silver Salvers
Maker: John Edwards II
A fine pair of early English Sterling silver salvers of square form raised on shaped feet. Dainty size. To the...
A fine pair of early English Sterling silver salvers of square form raised on shaped feet. Dainty size. To the centre of each is a hand engraved armorial within a floral cartouche. Weight 232 and 239 grams, total 15.1 troy ounces. Width 15.25 cms. London 1725. Maker John Edwards.
These useful antique waiters are in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks are clear and matching. There is a scratch weight under each salver, the weight is for the pair. The engraved armorials are a bit worn. 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: John Edwards II
John Edwards II, London silversmith, apprenticed to Thomas Pritchard of the Grocers Company in 1708 for 7 years. Freedom 1723. 2 marks, sterling and New Standard, entered as largeworker in 1723, in partnership with George Pitches. 3rd and 4th marks alone 1724. 5th mark 1739. 6th mark 1753, possibly of his son. Grimwade describes Edwards’ work as having remarkable quality of execution. His works include the large rococo inkstand of 1744 and an outstanding tureen with dolphin handles and crab finial of 1737 (formerly in the Hurst collection). (formerly in the Butlin collection) He is likely to be the Edwards entered in the Jewel House records as subordinate Goldsmith to King
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