J.E Caldwell & Co.sterling silver salver in the Chippendale style, engraved to base 'December 30 1958 Bennie and Sissy - Lorine and Bill', monogrammed to top 'Ebb'. Diameter 30.5 cm. Weight 980g)
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.
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.
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