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Antique Silver George III Oval Salver made in 1778 for Edward Bootle-Wilbraham 1st Baron Skelmersdale


A fine early George III oval silver salver/tray standing on four ball and claw feet with a gadroon border.

Date 1778
Made By Richard Carter Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp
Location London
Stock Number SA77x12

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Maker: Richard Carter Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp

A fine early George III oval silver salver/tray standing on four ball and claw feet with a gadroon border.

The salver bears the coat of arms of Edward Bootle-Wilbraham 1st Baron Skelmersdale (1771 – 1853).

The salver  is of the earliest one would find an oval salver, as they are not known before the 1770s.

The salver is in excellent condition throughout.

Dimensions: length 48.8 cm, width 35.5 cm; weight 62.5 troy oz.

Richard Carter Daniel Smith & Robert Sharp

Richard Carter on record of apprenticeship or freedom. Probably a younger brother or cousin of John Carter II.

First mark, in partnership with Robert Makepeace as plate workers,entered 20 January 1777 ( same day as John Carters’s entry is dated ” Left Trade” ) Address

Bartholomew Close, Second mark, in partnershipwith Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp, 9 December 1778, Address: 14, Westmorland Buildings (Aldersgate Street) . It is curious that Carter’s mark should appear above those of his partners who had already been working together since 1763 and would have seemed senior to him.

Heal records Carter and Makepeace as goldsmiths, 6 Serle Street, Lincoln’s Inn, from 1772-7. It would seem probable that their 1777 mark was entered consequent on their moving to Bartholomew Close to take over the workshop of the retiring of John Carter, and that an earlier mark had been entered in the missing register before 1773.

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