A large antique sterling silver salver of plain design with a shaped Chippendale border and standing on 3 large scroll feet. The outer edge has a wide band of hand engraved decoration. Weight 1746 grams, 56.1 troy ounces. Diameter 30 cm. Height 4.4 cm. London 1753. Maker John Jacob.
Biography – John Jacob, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1734. 2nd mark 1739. Married Anne, daughter of Augustine Courtauld. Probably Huguenot. Mainly known for good quality rococo baskets, candlesticks and hollowware.