Large George III Sterling Silver Salver, Circa 1778
Very Large George III Sterling Silver Salver | Sterling silver salver with scalloped, gadrooned border, atop four cartouche shaped gadrooned feet | circa 1778
Large George III Sterling Silver Salver | Sterling silver salver with scalloped, gadrooned border, atop four cartouche shaped gadrooned feet | circa 1778 | Center of the tray is engraved with large and elaborate coat of arms | Backside is engraved “The Gift of Henry Partridge Esq. to William Burrell Nov. 4, 1793″ | Hall Marked for Newcastle, England; Makers Mark for John Langlands I and John Robertson I, no date letter | Dimensions: Very Large 19.5″ Diameter | Weight: 92 troy ounces | Condition: scattered small dents (largest .25”) and a few light scratches | Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN.
The Henry Partridge Esquire mentioned in the Salver’s inscription is believed to be the Henry Partridge Esquire of the King’s Bench listed in the book Professors of the Law: Barristers and English Legal Culture in the Eighteenth Century. The honorable Henry Partridge apparently was a trial lawyer who practiced before the “Nisi prius”, which were courts held for the trial of issues of fact before a jury and one presiding judge. “In 1790, [Henry] Partridge was named between two and five times in the records of each of the principal Westminster Tribunals apart from the equity side of the Exchequer, where he was noticed 39 times.”
Metalware, Precious Metals, Silver
M (up to 30 in.)