English Sterling Silver Victorian Shell & Scroll Tea Tray 122 Oz Exc
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English Sterling Silver Victorian Shell & Scroll Tea Tray 122 Oz Exc:
FINEST ENGLISH VICTORIAN STERLING SILVER SHELL AND SCROLL OVAL TEA TRAY; A RE-CREATION OF c1820 DESIGN; 122 OUNCES
We are pleased to offer this beautifully crafted Victorian sterling silver shell and scroll oval tea tray.
From the rarely seen shop of Henry Stratford in 1901. First listed 1884.
The oval form and elegant raised shell and scroll rim and handles are taken from a c1820 George III design.
In fact, Waldron illustrates a very similar c1815 Paul Storr tea tray page 237.
The raised scallop shell with paneled "halo" above. United by wide petal gadroon streams. The work is exceptional, as is the condition.
Never monogrammed. Rare for a 110 year old tea tray.
This fine late Victorian sterling silver shell and scroll tea tray is 27 inches across handles and 17 across.
Thick heavy guage sterling construction it weighs 122 standard ounces. No give whatever to centre.
Hallmarked as shown.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. The beautiful shell and scroll rim and handles retain their original chased detail. Stands perfectly even on table. Centre with minimal faint lines and scuffs from very careful use.
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We combine items when shipping, saving you costs. We ship twice weekly US Postal Express & Priority, never Ground. Always fully insured.
We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted if condition, country or dating is significantly incorrect. In such cases we refund shipping.
Remember these are antiques with expected wear normal use. Returnins because you failed to read the listing correctly, or we did not note the tiniest few scuffs, shallow pinhead bumps or mildly bent rim is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse.
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We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.
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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