An unusual silver card tray, dish or possibly dressing table tray made of thick gauge silver and embossed with a bucolic scene of dancers, drinkers and onlookers outside of a tavern. London 1890
Victorian Silver embossed tray Pairpoint Brothers London 1890
An unusual and elaborate silver dish, card tray or possibly a dressing table tray which is chased and embossed with dancing figures, musicians, people seated and drinking outside of a tavern watched by dogs and chickens. The scene also shows trees, and bushes. The dish has a scalloped edge with foliate decoration.
The dish/tray is made of a thick gauge silver. It measures 23 cms across 14.5 cms top to bottom, It weighs 188 grams
It was hallmarked in London in 1890 and was made by the Pairpoint Brothers (John and Frank Pairpoint) who were registered in London from 1879. The bottom part of the makers mark is a bit rubbed. It has a lovely patina and a buttery feel. An excellent decorative and unusual Victorian silver piece in excellent antique condition.