Object Description

An excellent quality antique sterling silver salver of plain form and raised on heavy cast shaped feet. Simple Chippendale border. Good weight and patina. To the front is a large and well executed, hand engraved armorial and crest within a decorative cartouche. Weight 1504 grams, 48.3 troy ounces. Diameter 36.5 cms. Height 4.5 cms. London 1731. Maker John Tuite, a highly regarded salver maker.

Biography – John Tuite was apprenticed to John Matthews of Dublin goldsmiths in 1703 and worked in Dublin from 1710 to 1720 before moving to London in 1723. Tuite specialised in making salvers and had a very distinctive makers mark incorporating a ewer with his initials “IT”. Died 1740.

Object Condition

This substantial salver is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks. The scratch weight is also engraved underneath.

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.

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