Sterling Silver Galleried Tea Tray - Antique Victorian (1894)

GBP 6,545.00

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Object Description

A magnificent, fine and impressive, large antique Victorian English sterling silver galleried tea tray; an addition to our Victorian teaware collection

This magnificent antique Victorian sterling silver gallery tray has a plain oval form.

The large surface of this antique silver gallery tray is ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved figural statue illustration of Sir Isaac Newton below the motto ‘Reginae Munificentia Arbitrio Societatis’, with a diagram of the solar system to the left.

The scrolling leaf decorated cartouche incorporates the presentation inscription ‘Victorian Regina Soc, Reg, Lond, Patrona, MDCCCXXXVIII’ and Prof Victor Alexander Haden Horsley, F.R.S. 1894.

The deep galleried border of this tray is embellished with pierced scrolling leaf and floral decoration incorporating two shaped oval inset handles.

The tray is further embellished with an applied bead decorated border to the rim.

The halmarked underside of the tray features the retailer’s mark ‘Thomas 153 New Bond St’.

This magnificent sterling silver gallery tray is the finest example of its type you could hope to acquire.

Dimensions
Length across handles 68.3cm/26.9″
Width 44.4cm/17.5″
Length of surface 63.1cm/24.8″
Width of surface 39cm/15.4″
Height 6.5cm/2.6″

Weight
137 troy ounces/4261g

Object History

Maker: Henry Stratford (Henry Stratford Ltd)
Date: 1894
Origin: London, England

Object Literature

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Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase

Object Condition

This antique silver gallery tray is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The pierced and applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved ornamentation is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the anterior surface of the gallery are clear; the maker’s mark has wear in keeping with age and location.

The part hallmarks to the underside of the surface, consisting of a lion passant and maker’s mark are all very clear

Object Details

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Jesmond
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Tyne and Wear
UK
NE2 2SU

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