A Large George II Silver Salver London 1738 by John Tuite

 A large and impressive George II octagonal silver salver with pie crust  edge and shell decoration. The central plate engraved with cornucopia of fruits and flowers amidst patterned arabesques. The centre engraved with an armorial beneath a crown. The whole standing on four scrolling leaf capped feet. 
Marked to the underside for London 1738 by specialist salver maker John Tuite.
This is a large and impressive early Georgian silver salver in absolutely original unrestored and undamaged condition. The decoration and armorial are obviously contemporary with the piece and as a result are slightly worn as are the undersides of the feet. The hallmarks are clearly struck and absolutely legible. The piece stand stands true on a tabletop and is of a wonderful colour and patina.
Diameter: 18.25 inches or 46 cm
Height: 1.5 inches or 4 cm
Weight: 2346 g or 82.7 oz or 75 ounces Troy 

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