An early English sterling silver salver of unusual shaped square form and raised on shaped feet. This dainty size is often known as a waiter, perfect for standing a wine bottle or glass. To the centre is a hand engraved armorial encircled by a decorative cartouche. Scratchweight to the underside. Weight 275 grams, 8.8 troy ounces. Width 15 cm. Height 2.1 cm. London 1750. Maker Edward Feline.
Biography – Edward Feline, apprenticed to Augustin Courtauld 1709, free 1721. First two marks entered as largeworker 1720, third mark 1739. His son Edward was apprenticed to him 1745. Died circa 1753 when his widow Magdalen entered her own mark.