English (London)
about 1730
Marked by Thomas Farren (free 1707, died in 1743)

Object Place: Europe, London, England


5.5 x 33.8 x 23.3 cm (2 3/16 x 13 5/16 x 9 3/16 in.) Weight: 1,366.5 gm (43 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver gilt

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)





The oblong tray has a molded stepped rim with a gadrooned border and an applied mask on each of the fours sides. It is formed from heavy sheet and the border is cast, chased and applied. The surface of the tray is decorated with a broad border of engraved and chased stapwork and engraved floral patters. At the center of the tray, the royal coat of arms is engraved. The tray is supported by four scrolled feet in the form of dolphins, cast in halves. The gilding, which covers the underside of the tray and feet, has presumably been renewed.


ARMORIALS: engraved on the center of the salver, the Royal arms of George I.
INSCRIPTIONS: scrathced on underside, "44=0", "2331".


Struck twice on underside, maker's mark TF (Grimwade 2749).


By 1929, Lord Brownlow, Belton House, near Grantham, Lincolnshire; March 13, 1929, Brownlow sale, Christie's, London, lot 57, to Chrichton Brothers, London. 1961, sold by S.J. Phillips, London, to the MFA for $5,000. (Accession Date: January 11, 1961)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour