George II Silver Salvers

Date: 1731

Maker: Francis Nelme

Country: England

Stock Number: 9185

A good pair of early English sterling silver salvers of square form raised on shaped feet. This dainty size is often known as a waiter, perfect for standing a wine bottle or glass. To the centre each has a hand engraved crest within a diamond cartouche. Good colour. Scratch weight below. Weight 470 grams, 15.1 troy ounces. Width 14 cm. Height 2 cm. London 1731. Maker Francis Nelme.

Literature: Salvers with plain flat surfaces and small feet at the edge are rarely found before the reign of George I. The term "waiter" is not commonly used but relates to small examples less than 6 or 7 inches.

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