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The well of this silver platter is plain and unembellished.
The raised shaped border is ornamented with a contemporary bright cut engraved marital coat of arms* above two tied braches.
The rim of this impressive example of Georgian silverware is encompassed with an applied tied reed decorated border accented with crossed braches to each incurve.
This magnificent meat platter was crafted by the renowned and collectable London silversmith Paul Storr.
This piece is a segment of a more extensive table service incorporating dishes, trays and platters; through time the service will have been divided.
* This coat of arms pertains to the marriage of Pelham and Aufrere in 1770. Charles Anderson Pelham was the later 1st Baron of Yarborough (1748-1823) and his wife Sophia Aufrere, the only daughter and heiress of George Aufrere Esq of Chelsea.
Length of well 46.3cm/18.2"
Width of well 33.6cm/13.2"
122 troy ounces/3795g
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The platter is exceptional quality and in exceptional, original condition.
The underside of the platter has some natural fire marks in keeping with age.
There are some surface knife scratches to the well of the platter, in keeping with the age and purpose.
The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp and the applied decoration is very sharp.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Georgian silverware
Origin: London, England
|Height||51.00 cm||(20.08 inches)|
|Width||41.70 cm||(16.42 inches)|
|Depth||3.60 cm||(1.42 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear