Salver

Probably workshop of Ebenezer Coker, English (active London), active 1740 - 1781, died 1783

Geography:
Made in London, England, Europe

Date:
1768-1769

Medium:
Silver

Dimensions:
Diameter: 16 3/4 inches (42.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1921-41-12

Credit Line:
Gift of Rodman Wanamaker, 1921

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Label:
In the eighteenth century, trays came in various sizes and had a number of functions. Although there may not have been a distinction in the period in which this piece was made, trays of this larger size are now known as salvers. Salvers were primarily used either during the dessert course, when they would have been placed in the center of the table to hold pyramids of fruit or sweetmeats, or they would have functioned purely as display pieces on the sideboard. The coat of arms is that of Redman of Tulford, Yorkshire.