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John Cafe 1742 Antique Georgian Sterling Silver Snuffer Tray

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George II English sterling silver snuffer tray made by John Cafe; an addition to our Georgian silverware collection. This exceptional antique George II sterling silver snuffer tray has a rectangular incurved form with rounded corners and a Chippendale style border. The surface of this silver tray is plain and unembellished, with an applied border to the shaped rim. This Georgian silver snuffer tray is fitted with a cast volute scroll decorated C-scroll handle with a plains scrolling thumbpiece. This fine example of 18th century silverware is supported by four cast sterling silver hoof style feet. The underside of this exceptional Georgian silver snuffer tray bears the contemporary engraved initials 'CWE' amidst a simplified star motif. This exceptional tray, crafted by the renowned and collectable London silversmith John Cafe, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire. Condition This antique Georgian silver snuffer tray is a superior gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The applied ornamentation is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the snuffer tray are very clear; the second portion of the maker's mark has wear but remains legible. Dimensions Length 17.6cm/6.9" Width 9.6cm/3.8" Length of surface 15.7cm/6.2" Width of surface 7cm/2.8" Height 6.9cm/2.7". Weight 9.1 troy ounces/284g. Maker: John Cafe Date: 1742 Origin: London, England. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this Georgian silverware.
  • Creator:
    John Cafe (Maker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 2.7 in (6.86 cm)Width: 3.8 in (9.66 cm)Depth: 6.9 in (17.53 cm)
  • Style:
    George II (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    1740-1749
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1742
  • Condition:
    See description.
  • Seller Location:
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: C10051stDibs: LU1200218640362
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