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Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Tea Tray by Reid & Sons (1 of 9)
AC Silver
Tyne and Wear, UK

Andrew Campbell, founder and owner of AC Silver, has been dealing in antique silver and antique jewellery since 1977. In addition to a premier retail premises in Newcastle, north-east England, Andrew has developed an internationally recognised online store, serving both new and return customers nationally and worldwide. Andrew personally sources a wide range of items, including antique jewellery, antique diamond rings and antique gemstone rings. Andrew has also developed a fine and comprehensive inventory of antique silverware, AC Silver is a respected and trusted specialist in its field.

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Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Tea Tray by Reid & Sons

REF: C7587 / LA428106
£4,950
€5,544
$6,092
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Description
Exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver tea tray made by Reid & Sons; an addition to our silver tray collection This exceptional antique Edwardian silver tray, in sterling standard, has a rectangular shaped form with rounded corners. The surface of this sterling silver serving tray is embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms depicting a bend charged with two mullets/stars, between two buildings, all surmounted with an impressive mantling and the crest of out of a tower a demi-ram holding a mullet of five points, pierced. The surface of this Edwardian silver serving tray is further embellished with the motto 'Malo mori quam foedari' - I would rather die than be dishonoured. The raised rounded border of this antique silver tray is ornamented with applied gadroon decoration to the rim, accented with leaf motifs. This antique silver tray is fitted with a fine pair of cast sterling silver handles, embellished with further gadroon and leaf ornamentation. This exceptional tray, crafted by the renowned Newcastle silversmiths Thomas Arthur Reid, Francis James Langford & Christian Leopold Reid of Reid & Sons, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.

measurements

Length across handles 76.1cm/30" Width 45.9cm/18.1" Length of surface 54cm/21.3" Width of surface 36cm/14.2" Height 4.9cm/1.9" Total Weight:- 122 troy ounces/3795g

declaration

AC Silver has clarified that the Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Tea Tray by Reid & Sons (LA428106) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1905

condition

This antique Edwardian silver serving tray with handles is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The cast and applied decoration are very sharp and the engraved ornamentation is very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the tray are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

location

This Antique Edwardian Sterling Silver Tea Tray by Reid & Sons is located in United Kingdom