8" antique Chippendale silver salver

8" antique Chippendale silver salver

£440

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Antique silver salver with a classic Chippendale border and mounted on four hoof supports.

The word salver derives from the Latin salvare meaning to save. Originally, food or drink intended for royalty would be initially tasted by a servant for signs of poison before it reached the royal top table. Being served on the salver indicated that this process had taken place and the food and drink was now fit for a king. Salvers later became commonplace in aristocratic and wealthy homes and Samuel Pepys is recorded as an owner of a salver, signifying his high social standing.

Dimensions:

Diameter 205 mm / 8 516"
Weight 360 g (11.57 troy ozs)
Year

1919

Place

Chester

Condition

Excellent

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