This is a lovely large antique English Victorian silver plated tray bearing the makers mark of Boardman Glossop & Co, Sheffield, circa 1880 in date.
This large oval silver plated tray features fabulous engraved anthemion, c scrolls, foliate and floral decoration, surrounded by cross over fretwork to the rim with moulded borders.
The pair of elegant handles are decorated with acanthus leaves to each end and it is raised on bun feet.
Will look fabulous on your sideboard with your decanters.
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 5 x Width 80 x Depth 52
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches
Charles Boardman started producing sterling silver wares (1844) but converted to electroplating in 1847 prior to entering in partnership with A.O. Glossop. Boardman & Glossop was active at 54 Pond St., Sheffield (1861-1871). The firm became Boardman, Glossop & Co in 1887 and was converted in 1895 into a limited liability company under the style Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd (partners were William P. and Frederick P. Davis).
They were described as silversmiths, electroplaters and Britannia metal-smiths at Clarence Works, Sheffield and 16 Ely Place, Holborn, London (later at 18 Bartlett’s Building, Holborn).
The business was bought in 1924 c. by Frank Cobb & Co.
The firm traded actively with Australia and participated to the 1881 Melbourne Exhibition.
Our reference: 09474