14" Georgian Silver Salver, 1784
Salver - Round with Bead Edge - London 1784 by John Schofield - 35.5cm diameter; 1220 grams - RZ/1620
John Schofield (or Scofield) was a prominent and important largeworker silversmith working in London during the final quarter of the 18th century. According to Schofield's biography in "London Goldsmiths 1697 to 1837" by Arthur Grimwade, his workmanship was the equal to both de Lamerie and Storr.
This very large silver salver justifies that bold statement and has a superb feeling in the hand with restrained beaded decoration around the rim and each of the four feet. The salver has no engravings, nor have any been removed, plus the all over patina is excellent. A superb quality, large circular silver tray in excellent antique condition.