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Antique Silver George II Salver made in 1744


A very fine quality George II silver salver which has a delicate shell border and stands on three hoof feet.

Date 1744
Made By Robert Abercromby
Location London
Stock Number W83x16

Out of stock

Maker: Robert Abercromby

A very fine quality George II silver salver which has a delicate shell border and stands on three hoof feet.

To the centre of the salver there is a beautiful original lozenge shape cartouche surrounding a rococo border; the lozenge shape signifies it was made for a lady.

The salver is in excellent condition and has a lovely patina.

Robert Abercromby was a specialist maker of salvers , his surname  is sometimes spelt Abercrombie.

Dimensions, 25 cm.

Weight, 19.5 troy oz.

Robert Abercromby

Robert Abercrombie, sometimes using the spelling Abercromby, details from A. G. Grimwade, London Goldsmiths 1697 – 1837.

No record of apprenticeship or freedom which is due to the fact that he began his career in Newcastle, where he is recorded as journeyman to John Carnaby, goldsmith of that town, 3rd May 1720.

He presumably moved to London, probably in company with George Hindmarsh. He entered his first mark as large worker, in partnership with George Hindmarsh, 11th May 1731. Address: Christopher’s Court, St Martin’s Le Grand.

Second mark alone, 5th October 1731. Address: New Rents, St Martin’s Le Grand.

Third mark, 23rd June 1739. Same address.

Fourth mark (New Standard) 29nd April 1740. Appears to have specialised in salver making.

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