Georgian, George II, Silver Waiter. Features a presentation inscription from Vice Admiral James R Dacres to Henry Duncan P. Cunningham, dated 29th January 1850. Of shaped circular form with a raised shell and scroll border. The waiter is raised on three hoof feet.
James Richard Dacres (1788 - 1853) was an officer of the Royal Navy who saw service during the French Revolutionary, Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. A member of a substantial naval dynasty, he eventually rose to the rank of Vice Admiral, but is chiefly remembered for his engagement with the American frigate USS Constitution, which saw the loss of his ship HMS Guerriere.
Henry Duncan Preston Cunningham (1814 - 1875) was a naval officer, noted for inventing a mechanism to allow the reefing of topsails without sending men aloft.
In good condition with high surface wear. The field is later engraved and there is some clouding of the silver here.
Hallmarked for London 1758 by William & Robert Peaston.
Approximate weight is 330 grams or 10.6 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are 20.5 cm diameter and 3 cm height.