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Tray or tea table

Silver

Origin: Dublin

Date: 1706-1708

44.2 cm width; 1975 g weight

Marks/Maker: Dublin, 1706-8

Heraldry: Arms of Tichborne quartering nine others, for Henry Tichborne (d.1731) of Beaulieu, Co. Louth

Provenance: Henry Tichbourne (d.1731); by descent through his daughter to Col. G.R. Hamilton, sale, Dublin, 4th April 1919

Bequeathed by W.F. Farrer, 1946; WA1946.23

T. Schroder (2009), no. 85

The form of this tray shows interaction between European and Far Eastern plate. Probably intended for a tea service, it is one of the earliest known in silver.

Information derived from T. Schroder, British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean (2009)

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