Victorian sterling silver salver by Edward and John Barnard London 1854 with centre armorial crest, engraved decoration, upon scrolling feet diameter: 40.5 cm weight: 1673 grams
engraving. The method of decorating or creating inscriptions on silver and other metal objects by marking the surface with a sharp instrument such as a diamond point or rotating cutting wheel.
salver. A plate or tray used for the formal offering of food, drink, letters or visiting cards, usually of silver plate, silver or silver-gilt. Large, heavy, oblong or oval silver salvers evolved into what we know as trays in the 18th century. Small, flat salvers are known as waiters.
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