English provincial silver from the West Country. A lovely little silver footed salver with a simple reed border and pedestal foot. Beautiful plain style typical of the period. Good weight. Hand engraved to the centre is a large decorative cartouche containing a boar crest.
Weight 143 gm, 4.5 troy oz.
Height 5cm. Diameter 15.3cm.
Maker Richard Freeman.
Charming small size. Perfect to stand a bottle or wine glass on top.
Marks. Stamped on top with a full set of English silver hallmarks, the foot with lion mark only.
Maker: Richard Freeman
Richard Freeman, West Country silversmith, working in Plymouth during the early 1700′. A prolific spoonmaker. His work usually bears Exeter hallmarks. Richard died in 1753. That same year a Joseph Freeman, probably Richard’s son, entered his mark.
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