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Lot 0362
Victorian Sterling Silver Tea Tray

hallmarked Birmingham, 1899-1900, by Barker Brothers, oval with "Chippendale" rim and rocaille edge, with addorsed acanthus-mounted reeded handles, the plateau with a wide engraved rococo scroll, shell and flower band centering the crest of Smith of Braco and Methven, the whole raised on four acanthus-scroll feet.
28-3/4" x 18-3/4"; 92.91 t. oz.

Condition

An attractive piece with no condition issues noted beyond the surface scuffs associated with age and use. Nice detail and engraving; amusing crest of a dolphin haurient. Hallmarked (on the underside) with: 1) the sterling lion passant; 2) the Birmingham anchor; 3) the date letter "Z" for 1899-1900; and 4) the "BB" maker's mark of Barker Brothers. Marks excellent.

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

Victorian Sterling Silver Tea Tray

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Dec 8, 2018