A Regency Old Sheffield Plate Armorial Serving Tray. Features a heavily gardrooned, shell and acanthus border. The twin handles are both leaf capped, while the armorial is within a rubbed in silver circle. The tray is tinned to the underside, has rolled over silver edges and is raised on four sturdy bracket feet.
The armorial bearings commemorate the marriage of Charles Lawrence & Rose D'Aguilar. Charles was the first chairman of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830. He plied his trade as a merchant in Liverpool. He was also involved in civic life both in Liverpool and Lancashire. He served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for the county and also as Mayor of the Borough of Liverpool. A heraldry report accompanies this item.
In excellent condition with moderate surface wear and ever so slight main surface depressions commensurate with age. There is a little copper bleed and light scratches to the main surface. The tray has not been later plated.
Approximate weight is 4.8 kilos.
Approximate dimensions are 70 cm length, 48 cm width and 7 cm height.