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Antique Italian Silver Tea Tray

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Italian silver two handled tea tray; an addition to our continental silver collection. This exceptional antique Italian silver tea tray has a plain oval form. The surface of this Italian tray is plain and unembellished. The raised rounded border is ornamented with Fine and impressive applied rope twist decoration to the rim. The tray is fitted with a pair of shaped silver handles, embellished with further rope twist ornamentation. The reverse terminals of the handles feature the original, function rivets which sit flush to the surface. This impressive example of Italian silverware has a very good patination. The hallmarks struck to this exceptional Italian tray include: Assay office/Zecca mark: St. Mark lion in ‘moleca’ Assayer’s mark: T/B G with a central fleur-de-lis (untraced) Patination or patina is a subtle coloration or tarnish which forms on the surface of some metals, produced by oxidation or other chemical processes. A good patina proffers an aesthetically pleasing look. Dimensions Length across handles 60.4cm/23.8" Width 38.5cm/15.2" Length of surface 47.1cm/18.5" Width of surface 33.6cm/13.2" Height to top of handle 8cm/3.1" Weight 56.6 troy ounces/1760g Maker: Unknown Origin: Venice, Italy Date: circa 1800 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    This tray is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition. There are some natural fire marks and minor surface blemishes, as to be expected. The decoration is all sharp. The hallmarks are all very clear.
  • Dimensions
    H 3.1 in. x W 15.2 in. x D 23.8 in.H 7.88 cm x W 38.61 cm x D 60.46 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A3055
  • Reference Number
    LU1200214767561
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About the Seller

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1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Jesmond, GB
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