A magnificent antique sterling silver tea tray with a shaped scrolling shell border and twin side handles. Large size. To the centre is an engraved armorial with the motto “Ventus Secundet”.
Weight 2610 grams, 146 troy ounces.
Spread across the handles 68.5cm. Length 59cm. Depth 46cm.
Maker John Wakefield.
Marks. Stamped on the underside with a full set of English silver hallmarks.
John Wakefield, London silversmith, apprenticed to Thomas Brough 1798 , free 1806. 1st mark entered as smallworker 1806. 2nd mark1806, 3rd mark 1818, 4th mark 1818.