Stephen Smith

An Impressively Ornate Tray

Stephen Smith

An Impressively Ornate Tray

London 1866
Maker's mark of Stephen Smith

Length: 80 cm, 31.5 in. 
Weight: 5,000 g, 160 oz 15 dwt


Of oval form impressively engraved with four eagles with outstretched wings on foliate platforms united by entwined scrolls and trailing vines, the openwork border designed with classical male heads interspersed between lion flanked urns and trailing vines, scroll handles.

Identified as a very fine nineteenth-century London silversmith, he registered his mark in January 1865 with his workshop at 35 King Street, Covent Garden, London.

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