A good pair of antique sterling silver salver of plain design with a shaped shell border. With contemporary hand engraved crests within a decorative cartouche. These small size trays are often referred to as waiters and are ideal for use with small objects such as glasses and bottles. Total weight 650 grams, 20.9 troy ounces troy ounces. Diameter 18 cms. Height 3 cms. London 1753. Maker “WI” probably William Justis.
Biography – William Justis, apprenticed to John Fawdery 1712, turned over to Richard Bayley 1718, free 1721. 1st mark entered as largeworker circa 1731, 2nd mark 1739. His son William was apprenticed to him in 1747, turned over to David Field. Other spellings are Justise and Justus. His mark is usually found on salvers and waiters.