Antique Silver George III Oval Salver made in 1783 of Historical Interest


An early George III large oval salver with a beaded border. It has a fluted interior rim together with excellent delicate bright-cut engraved decoration.

Date 1783
Made By Elizabeth Jones
Location London
Stock Number W82x22
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Maker: Elizabeth Jones

An early George III large oval salver with a beaded border. It has a fluted interior rim together with excellent delicate bright-cut engraved decoration.

The salver stands on four fluted feet and is in beautiful condition.

The centre is engraved with the armorials of the Reverend William Bradford. There is an inscription to the reverse of the salver indicating that it was a gift to the Reverend Bradford from William Hickey in 1819.

William Hickey was a famous diarist (see Wikipedia entry in pictures) who wrote about his experiences in the Caribbean and India. He brought back to England his Indian servant, Munnoo (Munnew), and there is a famous painting of them both painted in the year this salver was presented.

William Hickey and the Reverend Bradford (Rector of Hedsor of Buckinghamshire) both lived in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. William Hickey gave the salver to the Rev Bradford as thanks for educating his Indian servant in the Christian faith.

Dimensions: length 44.5 cm, width 34.5 cm; weight 56.5 troy oz.

Elizabeth Jones

It is believed that Jones was the widow of one Robert Jones, but this is uncertain. She is known to have registered her mark on 15th January 1783 and has been ascribed an address of 49 Bartholomew Close; her occupation at this time was listed as plateworker.

She specialised in the production of salvers and trays, and numerous trays by her have survived. No record either of apprenticeship or of freedom has been found.

Two pieces by Jones are in the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a George III teapot stand of 1783 and a George III tray of 1795.

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