A good pair of early English sterling silver salvers of square form raised on shaped feet. This dainty size is often known as a waiter, perfect for standing a wine bottle or glass. To the centre each has a hand engraved crest within a diamond cartouche. Good colour. Scratch weight below. Weight 470 grams, 15.1 troy ounces. Width 14 cm. Height 2 cm. London 1731. Maker Francis Nelme.
Biography – Francis Nelme, son of Anthony Nelme the prestigious London goldsmith, apprenticed to his father 1712, free 1717. Livery 1721. 1st mark entered 1723. 2nd mark 1739.