A Large Georgian Silver Tea/Drinks Tray London 1806 William Bennett

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A superb high quality twin-handled George III silver tray of oval form. The cast and applied border with gadrooned rim. The two handles of conforming pattern. The central plate with an armorial in a shield beneath a dragon and the Latin inscription: " Decus Atque Decens". This is surrounded by richly patterned engraved arabesques. 

Marked to the underside for London 1806 by William Bennett

This is a wonderful Georgian tray in excellent original condition. Good gauge silver of the finest workmanship. No damage or repair. One or two tiny surface scratches to the plate but these have to be looked for and are very minor. The hallmarks are clear. Superb colour and patina.

 

Length over handles: 28.5 inches or 72.5cm

Width: 18inches or 46cm

Height: 1.5 inches or 4cm

 

Weight: 3480g or 122.75 oz.

 

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