This is an exceptional large Neo-Classical antique English Victorian silver plated service tray by the renowned silversmith Walker & Hall Sheffield, circa 1870 in date.
The rectangular tray features elegantly engraved foliage decoration to the main body and has a beautiful pie crust gallery with repousse leaf, flower and scroll decoration.
It is raised on decorative scroll feet and has an elegant repousse leaf and flower handle to each side.
Add an elegant touch to your home with this useful tray.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 6 x Width 74 x Depth 47
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2.4 x Width 29.1 x Depth 18.5
Walker & Hall
the business was established in Sheffield in 1845 by George Walker who becomes an assistant of Dr John Wright. Dr John Wright had conducted important experiments on electroplating, Walker secured the royalty of electroplating for Sheffield.
The business was joined by Henry Hall and became in 1853 Walker & Hall. The factory was at Howard Street, Sheffield, while showrooms were opened in 45 Holborn Viaduct, London. Branches were opened in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Cardiff, Belfast, Hull, Bristol, Melbourne and Adelaide (Australia), Cape Town (South Africa).
Walker & Hall was converted into a limited liability company in 1920 under the style Walker & Hall Ltd and combined in 1963 under the British Silverware Ltd with Mappin & Webb and Elkington & Co. Walker and Hall Sheffield were primarily Sheffield Makers, but items with Birmingham, London and Chester Assay Marks can also be found.
Our reference: A1387