An unusual antique sterling silver salver of circular form with silver feet cast in the form of a winged cherub’s head. The centre is magnificently engraved with classical motifs and vignettes containing classical figures and garlands of flowers. Weight 1641 grams, 52.7 troy ounces. Diameter 35.5 cm. Height 3.6 cm. London 1817. Maker Thomas Robins.
Biography – Thomas Robins, London silversmith, apprenticed to John Robins (possibly a cousin) 1786, free 1794. Mark (2 sizes entered as plateworker 1801. Died 1859. His mark is found on dinnerware of good quality, chiefly entrée dishes.