Antique Silver George III Scottish Salver made in 1788, a baptismal gift to Lt Col Alexander Barton who later fought at Waterloo


A fine late 18th century Scottish salver with beautiful bright-cut Adam style decoration.

Date 1788
Made By Robert Gray & Son
Location Edinburgh
Stock Number W84x35
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Maker: Robert Gray & Son

A fine late 18th century Scottish salver with beautiful bright-cut Adam style decoration.

The salver is circular with a beaded rim and stands on four scroll and shell feet.

The salver was a baptismal gift in 1788 to the later Lt Col Alexander Barton who fought at Waterloo. It is engraved to the back with: “a present from Mrs Paterson to Alexander Barton her Grandson 1788”.

It is engraved to the front with the original armorials of the Barton Family.

The condition of the salver is excellent and it was made in the year of the foundation of Australia (see pictures for Alexander Barton’s resume).

Dimensions: diameter 30.7 cm



Robert Gray & Son

Robert Gray began to work in Glasgow in 1776 when he became a freeman. He opened a new business in 1802 under the style Robert Gray & Son.

The firm used the Edinburgh Assay Office until 1819, after which, and until 1852, their work was assayed exclusively in Glasgow.

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