This fine antique Russian silver tray has an oval shaped form.
The surface of the drinks tray is embellished with engraved floral and foliate sprays incorporating eight circular vacant cartouches subdivided by rosette designs.
The ornamentation to the tray encompasses a large vacant circular cartouche.
The raised rounded border is ornamented with applied moulded decoration to the rim.
This impressive Russian silver tray is fitted with a plain rounded hallmarked handle to either end.
The hallmarks struck to the underside of this tray include:
Maker’s mark: Д.И.О (untraced)
Assay mark: A.C *, 1871
Silver quality/purity mark: 84 (84 zolotniks**)
City mark: St George slaying the dragon (Moscow, Russia)
* This assayer could be either Aggey Grigoryevich Svechin or Aleksandr Alekseyevich Smirnov
** 84 zolotniki is equivalent to 875/1000 or .875 standard silver
Length across handles 38.6cm/15.2″
Length of surface 30cm/11.8″
Width of surface 23cm/9.1″
16.3 troy ounces/506g