A George I ‘French plate’ brass Tea Tray.
A George I ‘French plate’ rectangular Tea Tray, circa 1725, struck with pseudo hallmarks by ‘ID’, identified as Josiah Daniel, London.
For an article on Josiah Daniel, a specialist ‘French plate’ worker and maker of toy silver, see the research pages of this website. The article was originally published in the journal of the Antique Metalware Society. This tray is the largest piece of ‘French plate’ so far noted bearing Josiah Daniel’s marks.
Good overall with some surface marking. Some distortion to the bracket feet, one with an apparent old repair. A crack in one corner of the tray border. The underside of the salver heavily patinated with evidence of the original silvering. The upper surface with the silvering worn away. The marks legible.
Height – 4.30 cm.; Width – 45.80 cm.; Depth – 33.40 cm.; Weight – 2166 gms.