Beautiful salver or tray with a well-done gadroon border. It also bears gorgeous engravings done at a later time period. The engraved decorations seem to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign, as they include years 1837-1887, Queen's crown,
and also say "The Jubilee". The salver is hallmarked on the back with lion passant for sterling silver, crowned leopard's head for London, UK, date letter l for year 1746, and a maker's mark. It is hard to decipher the first letter of the maker's mark but the second one is scripted K under fleur-de-lis which suggests that the maker was a well-known and important silversmith Charles Frederick Kandler, working in London in mid-18th century. On the gadroon border there is also a set of later hallmarks that probably correspond to the time the border has been added. These hallmarks have a date letter A for year 1837, lion passant and maker's mark WH.
The tray is of very heavy gauge silver, is absolutely gorgeous and is in perfect condition.
Width: 9 3/4 inches, weight: 17.8 oz.
George II solid silver salver by important maker c. 1746