Antique Silver George II Salver made in 1750


A very fine quality mid-18th century silver salver which is of a heavy gauge with shell and scroll borders and stands on three scroll feet.

Date 1750
Made By Alexander Johnston
Location London
Stock Number W72x30
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Maker: Alexander Johnston

A very fine quality mid-18th century silver salver which is of a heavy gauge with shell and scroll borders and stands on three scroll feet.

A contemporary crest of a garb of barley or wheat is placed inside a rococo cartouche.

An excellent salver in superb condition.

Dimensions: diameter (across shells) 27.5 cm, diameter (across scroll) 25.75 cm; weight 25.5 troy oz.

Alexander Johnston

Son of Alexander Johnston late of St. Giles in the Fields draper deceased, apprenticed to Thomas Moulden 6th August 1724.

Free 3rd September 1734.

First mark entered as largeworker, 11th May 1733. Address: “At the Crown in Foster Lane” Free Goldsmith. This entry is annotated “dead” as so many of the period.

A new entry as largeworker, 22nd January 1748. Address: Of Alley Villiers Street, York Buildings, seems to be in the same handwriting, but we should have expected an entry of a different mark in 1739 to comply with the Act. Moved to Panton Street, 28th July 1749. Moved so Spur Street, Leicester Fields, 9th May 1753. Moved to Old Jury, 10th February 1757 (both in register entry without mark).

Heal records him in Panton Street, 1747, and with Charles Geddes as jewellers, Golden Ball, Panton Street, near Leicester Square, c. 1760 with another reference from Parl. Reported list 1773 as plate worker, Old Jewry.

A second Alexander Johnston is recorded free by redemption, 9th February 1757, described as goldsmith. It is possible that these two entries are for entirely different persons, but the position remains uncertain.

As from A. G. Grimwade.

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