George III Silver Tray

GBP 2,350.00

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Object Description

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.
London 1794.
Maker Timothy Renou.
Sterling silver.

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?).

Object Literature

The first trays were oval shaped and did not appear until the late 18th century. The rectangular form was not generally seen until the early 1800’s. Some early salvers were originally called trays, this word is now used when there are two handles.

Object Condition

This lovely tray is in very good condition. Uninscribed. Stamped underneath with a good, full set of English silver hallmarks.
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.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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