A pretty antique sterling silver waiter with reed and shell border. Small size. To the centre is a hand engraved cartouche containing a family crest. Good colour. Scratchweight etched underneath. Weight 193 grams, 6.2 troy ounces. Diameter 15.3 cm. Height 2.4 cm. London 1749. Maker William Peaston. Retailers mark in old cursive script.
Biography – William Peaston, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship of freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1746. 2nd mark, in partnership with Robert Peaston, 1756.