All of the markings are on the base. If you do a bit of research, it seems as though this was the way Samuel and Robert Hennell marked their items of multiple levels... So what to be said of the top? I will keep investigating but just know all of the.
925 markings as shown, are on the lower piece. And for now, we've priced it extremely fairly, particularly considering the market. AND do not return this because you did not know that ALL HALLMARKS are on the base. We have made our assumptions but are not insisting anything other than the base is marked accurately. The lid and its composition are a matter for you to consider on your own.
We will not mark it up to prove anything because it's gorgeous as-is and I think most people who are serious players understand these pieces and their inherent value. This belonged, as did so many pieces to members of the Royals/Aristocratic Class of London, and in this case the Norwich Smiths. A family of great import.The SMITH family Matriarch at the time was MAUD MARY SMITH. And this item is MOST RECENTLY. From the COLLECTION of the late Sir Richard Prince-Smith. The final home of this piece was the Prince-Smith Estate. The next home will be yours.
The scale on which this was weighed is a good scale, but not a perfect scale by any means. Obviously this fine example is worth well over the melt price. The item "Early 1800s STERLING SILVER TRAY WWI HONORS ENGRAVED. 925 London HENNEL HUGE" is in sale since Friday, August 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.
The seller is "nohotrader" and is located in North Hollywood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.