English Sterling Silver George Iii Form Tea Tray 149 Oz 1916 Exc
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English Sterling Silver George Iii Form Tea Tray 149 Oz 1916 Exc:
MONUNENTAL ENGLISH STERLING SILVER GEORGE III FORM TEA TRAY; ELEGANT BANDED RIM AND LEAF HANDLES; WEIGHS 149 OUNCES; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this monumental English sterling silver oval leaf handle tea tray.
It is a superb re-creation of a c1820 George III design. Waldron illustrates several near identical examples.
From the well listed Crichton Bros. Date mark 1916.
Classic oval form. The earliest shape of Georgian tea tray first seen c1785.
Elegant slender banded rim and handles. Each band gradually rising to centre.
Well cast tapering band handles. Rising from feathered leaf terminal.
Centre with beautifully engraved cypher as shown.
This elegant George III form sterling silver tea tray 28 3/4 inches across handles and it is 17 1/2 wide.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling tray weighs 149 standard ounces.
Easily accommodates your largest five or six piece tea service without the slightest give at centre.
Hallmarked as shown.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. The beautifully carved shell handles retain their original crisp, vibrant hand chased detail. Stands perfectly even on table.
For the discerning collector of the finest English silver. A monumental English George III form leaf handle oval tea tray. Excellent condition.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
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