The salver has four scroll and shell feet so it may also have been a stand for a kettle or tea urn.

The shaped rim has a border of delicately chased shells, scrolls, swags and fruit filled baskets. The armorial in the centre is that of John, 5th Viscount Arbuthnott of Arbuthnott House, Fordown, Kincardineshire.

Provenance

?Mary Cook; W Fortescue; Michael Rix.


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