Lot 19: George III silver snuffer tray.
December 10, 2012
Birmingham, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: George III silver snuffer tray of oblong form, having oblique gadrooning to rim with shell and foliate motifs to each corner, engraved crest to the centre. Hallmarked Rebecca Emes & Edward Barnard I, London 1812. Maximum length measures 9 1/4 inches (23.5 cm), weight 6.29 ozt (195.7 grams).
Condition Report: The tray displays general surface scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Numerous deeper scratches, contact marks and pitting marks are visible, especially to the centre of the tray and the underside. Also some slight surface dints. The hallmarks appear a little rubbed but legible, maker's mark is slightly distorted but still just legible.