Large beautiful and heavy sterling silver footed salver /tray. This is Georgian silver date mark 1765, and initials LS but cannot locate the maker. It is about 14" wide with a cast hand pierced silver border rim with scroll foliate and beaded pattern and raised on 4 stylized scroll feet. Center engraved with scroll foliage but not monogrammed.
Condition: Normal wear considering its age, some possible old repairs -I do see one beaded line where the beads are not crisp and clear. You can see the lines from where the border was attached. Some scratches from cleaning and surface wear couple minor dark spots. Just a very nice piece! It weighs 3.05 lbs on my scale.
Provenance: This is from the estate of the daughter of Francis Fowler, Jr. of the Southern Comfort Whiskey Co . The family founded a museum in 1963 at UCLA called The Fowler Museum of Cultural History, now just The Fowler. This woman had a huge home in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and collected the most amazing things. From Lalique glass and perfumes to Moroccan / middle eastern and old Asian artifacts, some of which I am listing. I just love the history of some of these estates!
Antique 1765 Georgian Sterling Silver Footed Salver Tray Pierced Floral Edges London