Georgian Old Sheffield Plate Armorial Meat Tray. Of shaped oval form with reeded and ribbon border. The armorial is contained within a rubbed in silver square.
The armorial is for Alexander Duncan of Parkhill in the County of Forfarshire (1758 - 1832). He was a surgeon who served in Canton in the service of the East India Company. On his return to Britain he acquired the Parkhill estate and built Parkhall House in 1804. A heraldry report accompanies this item.
Marked to the rear for T & J Creswick of Sheffield, circa 1810 - 1830.
In excellent condition with moderate surface wear and light scratches, commensurate with age and for its use as a carving tray.
Approximate weight is 2.4 kilos.
Approximate dimensions are 54 cm length, 41 cm width and 2.5 cm height.