PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SALVERS
William Peaston, London, 1752
Each small waiter or salver with a scroll and shell border surrounding the arms or Custance
within a contemporarily flat-chased rococo and diapered band, raised on three scroll feet
Arms : Or, an eagle displayed, gu, charged on the breast with a star of six points
Crest : a demi-eagle displayed, on the breast a star of 6 points, as in the arms.
Custance is first noted in Norfolk, 16th century, where Robert Custance (d. 1549) possessed estates. The use
of a cartouche, foliate mantling and lack of helmet indicates ownership possibly by a female or clergy.
Condition : Excellent; wear appropriate to age and use; no repairs to feet or mounting;
left example with a minor spot seen in the image at 3'o'clock
Small salvers were used just as the name indicates - to serve food and drink, and also to empty the remains
from the table and glasses. Collectability depends upon weight and condition, and whether they retain
the original arms, many of which have been removed.
6.75" Diameter / 16 oz. the Pair
For additional salvers :
Edwards & Edwards,
Mewburn, arms Curtis
Carter, arms Low Countries
George II Scottish Silver Salver, Dempster
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Pair George II Silver Salvers, William Peaston, London, 1752, Arms of Custance