An absolutely superb antique English silver plated gallery tray with attractive pierced decoration around the rim and wonderful engraved floral decoration. The craftsmanship and finish are of the highest quality as it bears the makers mark of James Dixon and Sons and is Circa 1870 in date. It bears a shield and the inscription "Candid et Secure". Add a touch of class to your next dining experience. Measurements: 62 cm long x 38 cm wide Condition: Very good J Dixon & Sons ( James Dixon & Sons) founded in 1806 in Sheffield. They were well known manufacturers of Britannia metal but best known as whistle makers for their outstanding quality. Besides whistles they were one of the foremost names in silver plate and sterling tableware including silver tea services and hollowware pieces. They also made silver ware serving pieces and had a wide catalogue of patterns. The firm continued to be a family run business until 1976.
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