The maker, Francis Howard Ltd operated for over a century in Sheffield. The photos give a better description but the edge detail is a sloping step with spaced concave insets. The rim is detailed with a chain of single flowers interspersed with ties and concave stylised scallop features that are drawn from the Victorian and late Georgian period. From the underside, a hexagonal arrangement which on the upper side is concealed by the design. The three legs are a simple gathered and tapered scroll.A nice mix of modern and classic. Enough workmanship to impress but also without too much.
The tray base is also clean and simple. Condition:A professional polish will remove the signs of aggressive use being a few areas of light scratching Some photos included.
A pinpoint dent which can be tapped out if desired. Other minor small dents and scratches, from normal use. This tray is a practical and useful household tool given its size, also it would serve as a fabulous gift that can be displayed and used for many. Item is insured, tracked and signed for.The item "Silver Tray Salver, Sheffield, 1977 Queen Elizabeth II, Francis Howard, 600g" is in sale since Friday, June 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Plates/Platters/Trays". The seller is "zeety" and is located in Witney.
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