Late George III Sterling Silver Gilt Galleried Tray
hallmarked London, 1802-1803, by Joseph Preedy, canted rectangular form, with openwork floral and vintage rinceaux gallery and raised on four acanthus-scroll feet, the plateau engraved with the margravial arms of Manners with Seymour in pretence.
28-3/4" x 19-1/2"; 175.54 t. oz.
Notes: The arms here are those of John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770) and his wife Lady Frances Seymour (1728-1761), daughter of the Duke of Somerset. As the arms were made several decades after their deaths, it was probably made to match a service inherited by one of their younger children; the Marquess predeceased his father, the Duke of Rutland, and thus never assumed the dukedom, which passed to the Marquess' eldest legitimate son, Charles Manners (1754-1787), 4th Duke of Rutland.