This is a lovely antique Edwardian oval silver plated gallery tray with beautiful engraved decoration bearing the makers mark of John Round & Sons-Tudor and Arundel works, Sheffield circa 1880 in date.
This oval silver plated tray features elegant Neo-Classical hand engraving with foliate, floral and ribbons decoration surrounding a central monogramed cartouche. It has a decorative pierced fretwork gallery and is raised on bun feet.
The quality and craftsmanship throughout the piece are truly second to none.
In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 6 x Width 45.5 x Depth 36
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2.4 x Width 17.9 x Depth 14.2
JOHN ROUND & SON LTD, Sheffield
The firm was established by John Round in Sheffield in 1847 as a small familiar workshop attached to his house in Tudor Street. The business proved successful and the firm in partnership with his son Edwin went under the title of John Round & Son (1863). In 1874 the firm became John Round & Son Ltd and in 1886 the business of Ridge, Allcard & Co (Lions Works, Eyre Lane) was amalgamated and John Ridge became the manager. Supposedly, in this period the JR & S mark was sometimes accompanied by the “four tridents” trade mark, previously used by Joseph Ridge. The main factory was the renewed Tudor Works, Tudor Street, Sheffield while various showrooms operated in London. The firm was active at Tudor Works Tudor St (1852-1934) and Pond Hill (1935-1957).
Our reference: 09622