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Made in Aberdeen

Postcard of Salver.
© National Museums Scotland


A salver is a slightly concave dish for displaying food on the table. This silver example was made around 1755 by the Aberdeen goldsmith Coline Allan.

Round silver salver with a cast edge of six sections and a flat centre with a narrow border of chased shells, fruit and flowers, by C.A., possibly Colin Allan, Aberdeen, c. 1755

Coline Allan was admitted as a goldsmith in 1748 after serving his apprenticeship with George Cooper. Allan went on to become one of the finest goldsmiths in Aberdeen.

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Online ID: 000-100-001-053-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEQ 1110
Date: Around 1755
c. 1755
Material: Silver. Inscription: C.A [twice]; in centre: rococo arms
Dimensions: 20 mm H x 207 mm D
Subject: Gold and silver (NMAS Classification)
Who: Colin Allan (?), Aberdeen (Silversmith)
Where: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen
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