Antique English, Sterling Silver Salver / Round Footed Tray, George II, London 1753 By Female Silversmith Dorothy Mills. 6 Shell Border With Hand Chased Floral Band Around Edge Of Surface, Centered By A Hand Engraved Cartouche With A Lion Carrying Torch Crest. Salver Stands On 3 Feet.
Salver weighs 550 grams.
Dorothy Mills manufactured under 2 names between the period 1746 to 1754. Dorothy Mills from her first husband Hugh Mills, and under the name Dorthy Sarbitt after her 2nd husband Thomas Sarbitt.
No record of her hallmark is known past 1754, indicating that she may have closed the business down in that year. Works by Dorothy are owned by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and also the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens.
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