Antique Georgian Silver Tea / Serving Tray Memento Mori Memorial Tray 1794

Antique Georgian Silver Tea / Serving Tray Memento Mori Memorial Tray 1794
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1794England
An Antique George III Solid Silver oval serving tray with a classic reeded border and reeded handles. The centre of the Tray has an unusual large Memento Mori / memorial engraving reading in French -
Souvenir De L’Amitie
La Plus Pure
Formee Dans L’Enfance
Accrue ave L’age
Et
Que la Mort Seule
A Pu Terminer
Emplei du Leg de feu H. L. Jacques Droi
Ne a la Chaux de fonds en 1753
Mort a Naples en 1791
Translated into English - Remembrance Of Friendship, The Purest
Formed In Childhood, Increased with age And Only Death Alone was able to end. Filled with the Legacy of the late H. L. Jacques Droi
Born in La Chaux de Fonds in 1753 Died in Naples in 1791

Made in London, England in 1794 by Elizabeth Jones.

Approx. Weight - 1742g / 56.01oz
Approx. Length incl Handles - 51.2cm
Approx. Length excl Handles - 45.3cm
Approx. Width - 34.3cm
Approx. Height to Handle - 4.2cm

This Tray has Full English Hallmarks.

This Georgian Serving Tray is in excellent condition with no damage and has a nice patina commensurate with age and use.

STOCK CODE - TRA01 GEO01 NOV01.
 
Made inEngland
Date -1794
Maker -Elizabeth Jones, London 1

Height 1.65 inch (4.20 cm)
Width 17.83 inch (45.30 cm)
Depth 20.16 inch (51.20 cm)

CONDITION

Good

MEDIUM

Sterling Silver
£3,750

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