Sterling Silver Tea Tray - Antique Georgian (1806)

GBP 4,950.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver two handled tea tray; an addition to our silver tray collection.

This exceptional antique George III sterling silver tray has an oval form onto four bracket style feet.

The surface of this tea tray is embellished with a large and impressive contemporary engraved coat of arms of on a bend between two bull’s heads erased, three lozenges, all above the motto ‘Delectat amor patriae’ – The love of our native land delights.

The coat of arms is surmounted with the crest of a demi-bull salient*.

The raised rounded border of this antique sterling silver tray with handles is ornamented with applied gadroon decoration to the rim.

This antique tray is fitted with a fine pair of cast sterling silver handles ornamented with ribbed handpieces, in addition to leaf designs enveloping the terminals.

The tray is supported by four impressive cast silver bracket style feet, encompassed with further gadroon decoration.

* This crest and coat of arms pertains the family name Smith.

Length across handles 67cm/26.4″
Width 42.1cm/16.6″
Length of surface 50.9cm/20″
Width of surface 37.1cm/14.6″
Height to top of handle 6.9cm/2.7″

105 troy ounces/3266g

Object History

Maker: William Stroud
Date: 1806
Origin: London, England

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Object Condition

This vintage sterling silver tray with handles is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The tea tray has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The tray bears natural surface marks, as to be expected in keeping with age.

The applied decoration is very sharp and the engraved heraldic markings are very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the tray are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique silver tray.

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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