9854
Antique Silver Tray

Date: 1924

Maker: Walker & Hall

Country: England

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A large and useful antique silver serving tray of plain rectangular form with gadroon borders and side handles. Excellent weight and gauge of silver.

Weight 3495 grams, 111 troy ounces.
Spread across handles 71cm. Length 57cm. Width 42.5cm.
Sheffield 1924.
Maker Walker & Hall.
Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped with a full set of English silver hallmarks.

Literature. The first Antique Silver Trays were oval shaped and did not appear until the late 18th century. The rectangular form was not generally seen until the early 1800’s. Some early salvers were originally called trays however this term is only used now when there are side carrying handles.
Large trays are often called tea trays and they were often made as part of an extensive and fully matching tea service. Long slender trays are popular for use as drinks trays. Extra large trays are particularly prized by interior designer for use as a coffee or side table.



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