Georgian Old Sheffield Plate Salver. Arms of Joseph Boulderson, Honourable East India Company. Circa 1810 - 1830.
Joseph Boulderson (1764 - 1828) was born into a maritime family and went to sea at a young age. When only 18 years old he commanded a Falmouth based packet. From about 1786 until 1828 Boulderson was employed by the Honourable East India Company (HEIC). On 17 Oct 1792 at the age of 28 he was sworn in as a Captain in the HEIC's Maritime (Naval) Service and for the decade from 1792-1802 commanded East Indiamen supporting the company's trade for which it held a monopoly on all British trade with India and China. On his second last voyage to India, when in command of the Marquis of Landsdown, the 4th Mate was his nephew, John, who in about 1800 had assumed command of the family's Falmouth based packet.
In 1804 he was appointed Superintendent of the London Docks. In 1808, he returned to the HEIC as one of that company's most senior executives as the Master Attendant of Shipping. He was based at its headquarters in East India House, Leadenhall Street, London and remained in that position for the next two decades, until his death.
Standing on three ornate bracket feet. Scalloped rim with applied shell and foliate decoration. Very fine rolled over edges. Circa 1810 - 1830, with later chased detail of scrolls and flowers.
In excellent order with moderate surface wear commensurate with age.
Approximate weight is 1.637 kilos.
Approximate dimensions are 36 cm diameter and 4 cm height