A handsome antique sterling silver waiter of simple form with a shaped shell border and hoof feet. Small size. There is a deeply hand chased centre decoration with flowers, fruit and foliate scrolls and to the centre there is large engraved armorial within a decorative cartouche. Weight 224 grams, 7.2 troy ounces. Diameter 17.2 cms. Height 2.5 cms. London 1758. Maker Ebenezer Coker.
Biography – Ebenezer Coker and Thomas Hannam were silversmiths in partnership from 1759 to 1760. Everything that Ebenezer Coker has ever made has always been of extremely high quality. In his following partnerships, Thomas Hannam achieved a virtual monopoly as a maker of fine quality salvers and waiters