A Large Victorian Silver Tea/Drinks Tray Sheffield 1859 by Martin Hall & Co

 A spectacular large silver Victorian tea or drinks tray of oval form. The pierced galleried border with beaded edge and ornate  cast silver handles with shell  and scroll decoration, the central plate decorated with floral arabesques  about a vacant cartouche . Crested to the top with a sheaf of corn. 
 Clearly marked to the reverse for Sheffield 1859 by Martin Hall and Co.
This is a large,  robust and extremely attractive Victorian tray in absolutely original condition with no damage and no repair. Very good construction of  robust gauge silver and superb workmanship .  Very little wear to the central plate. The crest marginally more rubbed.  The hallmarks absolutely clear.  A stupendous piece of silver. 
Length over handles: 30.5 inches or 77.5 cm
Height: 1.5 inches or 4 cm
Width: 18.75 inches or 48 cm
Weight: 4506 g or 159 oz or 145 Troy ounces

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