Salver

Description
Flat circular tray on three cast pointed feet with a raised and shaped edge of six bracketlike segments separated by six scallops, and a conforming, applied cast beaded rim punctuated by six scroll-sided shield shapes. Obverse has a flat-chased band of scroll-filled ovals and serpentine-sided segments encircling the engraved gothic or Old English letters "MRC" at center, and is struck at upper right of monogram with a combined mark of a raised gothic or Old English "I" in curved shield, "D" in clipped-corner incurved rectangle, "&" in round-bottom shield and "S" in a X'ed diamond or lozenge, next to a curved shield containing "P N / S". Rim underside with incuse stamps "667", "N" and an imperial crown. Pentagonal tag applied to tray underside is embossed with the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom above "JAMES DIXON & SONS / SHEFFIELD."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
salver
date made
ca 1880
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 10 5/8 in; 2.54 cm x 26.9875 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
ID Number
DL*60.1066
catalog number
60.1066
accession number
115031
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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