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Tray or tea table

Silver

Origin: London

Date: 1729-1730

43.5 cm length; 33 cm width; 2318 g weight

Marks/Maker: London, sterling standard, 1729-30, maker's mark of David Willaume II

Heraldry: Unidentified (possibly arms of John Wyndham of Salisbury)

Bequeathed by W.F. Farrer, 1946; WA1946.80

T. Schroder (2009), no. 96

The term 'tea table' tended to be used in eighteenth century documents to refer to both oblong trays of this type and to large round ones, although this one was probably used for more general purposes. The engraved cartouche is a fine example of the 'caryatid figure' type associated with the de Lamerie workshop. This particular variant can be seen in several other of the Museum's silver (see WA1946.119).

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

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