Antique Sterling Silver Cast Border Tray
ESTATE SILVER CO.
Specializing in fine European and American silver from 18-20th centuries, hollowware and flatware. CONTACT (P): 212.758.4858 (F): 212.980.3906 (E): firstname.lastname@example.org
Antique Sterling Silver Cast Border Tray.A superb quality twin-handled sterling silver tea or drinks tray of octagonal form. The cast and applied pierced border with undulating rim and floral decoration. The central plate with an intricately hand engraved border of flowers and foliage surrounding a contemporary monogram of an M. The two cast handles of richly detailed fruit and foliage supported by two bacchus masks to the underside. The whole standing on four bun feet.
Made by Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall. 1890.
24″ x 15.75″ x 2.5″ high. 3,375 grams
Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall -Martin, Hall & Co- ,
The origin of the firm in the partnership established in 1820 in Sheffield England by Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts who traded as Wilkinson & Roberts.The firm’s chronology is: John Roberts (1836), Roberts & Hall ( 1846), Martin Hall & Co (1854), Martin Hall & Co Ltd (1866-1936). Martin Hall & Co was one of the best known British manufacturers and participated to many international exhibitions including the Crystal Palace 1851 Great Exhibition.