Description and Details
We are delighted to offer this magnificent Georgian solid silver Irish tray/footed salver with the marks of Robert W Smith, Dublin 1831.
This salver presents an array of exemplary and absolutely delightful features, distinctly Irish and profusely chased. Perhaps the most distinct and distinguishing feature from counterpart footed salvers is that Irish Georgian salvers tend to have a higher raised platform with larger and elevated feet. Such design choice not only highlights the majesticness of the salver's surface but also allows for further ornamentation of lion feet & acanthus leaves on each foot - a costly, time-consuming and skilful endeavour which represents not only the impressive craftsmanship of the silversmiths but also the status and wealth of the owner of such silverware.
Furthermore, the surface of the salver proudly displays ornate floral chasing that is distinctly Irish (a very crisp and contrasted appearance) yet retains intricacy throughout each motif. The cast border presents a wonderful wreath of high-relief floral and foliate scrolls, connected to a slanted 'pie-crust' edge.
A marvellous design that is perhaps less apparent at first glance is the continued theme of floral & foliate motifs around the centre that are split into three sections, whereas there are four feet. Such asymmetric yet aesthetically pleasing geometric design truly displays the impressive, calculative and artistic prowess of the silversmith - one can imagine how challenging drawing such a motif would be, let alone transposing it onto a silver medium without a single slip of the hand.
Owing to its large & accommodating proportions, this salver has an extended list for uses, even in the modern day: Whilst it would certainly make for an excellent piece of interior decor and collection, it can also be practically used to serve food, beverages or even a vase of flowers in the centre of your table.Whether be it amongst other antique wares or perhaps as a juxtaposing element of contrast within a modern interior setting, we believe such quality artistry as seen on this salver has a place regardless of setting and remains a timeless piece of silver artwork. A full set of clear & crisp Irish hallmarks are present on the reverse side of the salver.
*Please note: all images with other items are for display purposes only, this listing is for the Irish salver only.
- Size (cm) W:47cm at widest point. H: 5.5cm
- Size (inches) W:18.5 H:2.16
- Weight: 3087 grams (99.2 Troy oz)
Great Condition - The salver is in great antique condition, with no damage or issues. Please note some surface wear is present on the plain surfaces as expected with age (shown in the last photo) and when the centre is pressed with force, it can sometimes flex slightly however, it does not affect usage and is not permanent.
We aim to overemphasize and state these issues to avoid disappointment and thus please rest assured they are not significant nor affect the usage of the items.
Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
We will always ensure your items are packaged with the utmost care and see the delivery through to the end. In the very rare and unfortunate case of non-delivery/courier loss, you are fully covered with us and we will fully refund you.
*Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens & lighting conditions*
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