An elegant antique silver tray of oval form and raised on splay feet. Classical plain style with a bead border and side handles.
Weight 1535 grams, 49.3 troy ounces.
Spread across handles 53.5 cm. Length 44.2 cm. Width 32.7 cm.
Maker Timothy Renou.
Timothy Renou, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as plateworker 1792. 2nd mark 1800. It is likely that Timothy came from a considerable family of immigrant silversmiths, the earliest recorded is Philippe Renou a refugee circa 1685; other London silversmiths working in the 1700’s were Abraham Renou, Jacques Renou, James Renou, E Renou and Timothy Renou (grandfather?).