A fine early silver footed salver with a thick gadroon border. Britannia standard silver*. There is a hand engraved crest of a lion to the centre. Weight 611 grams, 19.6 troy ounces. Height 4.25 cms. Diameter 29.5 cms. Marked on top for London 1702. Maker John Downes.
Biography – John Downes, son of a Yorkshire cutler, apprenticed to George Garthorne in 1681, free 1688. First mark entered as largeworker in 1697.