A Set of 3 George III Silver Salver or Trays, London 1762 by Richard Rugg
A rare set of 3 early George III silver salvers or trays. Consisting of 1 large salver accompanied by 2 smaller salvers or waiters. All with intricately cast, pierced gallery borders with chinoiserie decoration featuring seated figures and birds of paradise. The whole standing on scroll feet with elegant floral decoration. The centres are engraved with identical coat-of-arms. (see pictures) The armorial is surrounded by a beautiful floral engraved design.
Hallmarked for London 1762 by Richard Rugg.
It is particularly rare to find the salver and accompanying pair of waiters still together. They are in good condition, with some old repairs to the pierced gallery. Of a very good gauge and has a wonderful colour and patina. The hallmarks are very well struck and clear.
Diameter of Salver: 36.5cm or 14 inches
Diameter of waiters: 21.5cm or 8 ½ inches
Weight of Salver: 1261g, 44.5oz or 40.5oz Troy
Weight of Waiter 1: 422g, 13.8oz or 13.5oz Troy
Weight of Waiter 2: 435g, 13.9 or 13.6oz Troy
Combined Weight: 2118g, 74.7oz or 68oz Troy