20 April 2005
A GEORGE VI SILVER TEA TRAY
MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON, 1938
Of oblong section with a crenellated border and two leaf and reed handles, engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked on back and engraved 'OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT'
21¾ in. (55.4 cm.) long
87 oz. (2,710 gr.)
The arms are those of Powell, quartering Skull and Folliott for the Folliott Powell family of Brandlesome, co. Lancaster.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's London, 23 October 1987, lot 26
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Eric Turner and Lynn Springer Roberts, English Silver, Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden From the Campbell Collection, David A. Hanks & Associates, New York, 1992, page 79
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