Queen Anne Irish Silver Footed Salver

Date: 1706

Maker: Henry Matthews, Birmingham

Country: Ireland

Stock Number: 8312

A lovely early Irish antique silver tazza with simple reed border and pedestal foot. Beautiful plain style typical of the period. Hand engraved to the centre is an angel holding a sword and shield; very charming. The underside is initialled F over D.A. Weight 155 gms, 5 troy ounces. Height 5 cms. Diameter 13.5 cms. Marked on top and the foot with Irish silver stamps for Dublin 1706. Maker Henry Matthews.

Literature: From the 17th century until the reign of George I, salvers (often called tazzas) were raised on a pedestal foot. By 1700 some were made with the foot unscrewing. Very occasionally this type will also have 3 or 4 feet so that the salver can be used on a lower level.

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