George II Silver Salver

GBP 1,850.00

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Object Description

An early English sterling silver salver of shaped square form raised on flared feet. To the centre is a hand engraved crest encircled by a decorative cartouche. Good colour.
Weight 405 grams, 13 troy ounces.
Width 21.5cm. Height 2.2cm.
London 1731.
Maker Sarah Par.
Sterling silver.

Sarah Par, London silversmith. Details unknown regarding apprenticeship and freedom.

Object Literature

From the 17th century until the reign of George I salvers were raised on a pedestal foot. This form is often called a “tazza”. By 1700 some were made with the foot unscrewing. Very occasionally this type will also have 3 or 4 feet so that the salver can be used on a lower level.
The traditional form of salver with plain flat surfaces and small feet at the edge, rarely found before the reign of George I, was made in various forms such as round, rectangular, oval and octagonal and are an ideal starting off point for collectors of early silver.
The term “waiter” is not commonly used but relates to small examples less than 6 or 7 inches; these have become very popular now to stand a bottle or wine glass.

Object Condition

This sterling silver salver is in very good condition. The engraving still retains good definition. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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