Object Description

A good antique sterling silver salver of plain design with a shaped border. With contemporary hand engraved armorial. These small size trays are often referred to as waiters and are ideal for use with small objects such as glasses and bottles. Weight 220 grams, 7 troy ounces. Diameter 15 cms. Height 2.4 cms. London 1729. Maker John Tuite.

Biography – John Tuite was apprenticed to John Matthews of Dublin goldsmiths in 1703 and worked in Dublin from 1710 to 1720 before moving to London in 1723. Tuite specialised in making salvers and had a very distinctive makers mark incorporating a ewer with his initials “IT”. Died 1740.

Object Condition

This lovely antique salver is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks. The hand engraved armorial is probably original, it has some wear.
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

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