A George II armorial Salver.
A George II silver Salver, with shell and scroll border, supported on three scrolled feet, the field with a chased border of flowers and scrolls, London 1752, by Dorothy Mills. Engraved in the centre with a contemporary coat-of-arms – gules, a cross or between four swans – possibly for Broderip of Somerset. The reverse of the salver engraved with a scratch weight ’28-19′.
For a reference to Dorothy Mills, widow of Hugh Mills, see the essay on John Carter on the ‘Research’ tab of this website.
Good. Two areas have been over-polished on the reverse behind the shell border. There is an original solder line on each side where the maker has added a small piece. At some date that area has been over-polished. The upper surface and most of the under surface is of good colour. There are no repairs. The armorial and the chased decoration entirely original.
Diameter – 31.20 cm.; Height – 4.40 cm.; Weight – 885 gms.