Overall in superb condition. The salver stands true on a flat surface with no warping to the body. Some old repairs to the gallery. Please see pictures for details.
This is a truly exquisite salver by one of the greatest silversmiths of the eighteenth century. The Courtauld family were renowned Huguenot silversmiths, they were highly influential in the evolution of English silver design and technique. Samuel Courtauld was apprenticed to his father Augustin in 1734 and subsequently registered his own mark in 1746 at the Goldsmith’s Hall, SC with the sun in splendour.
A similar example can be seen in the Courtauld collection, and this piece is truly of museum quality.