An impressive Victorian silver two-handled tray in a fitted presentation case, to Captain E.A.Inglefield RN
by Elkington & Co, Birmingham 1853
Oval form wwith cast husk and bead border, leaf-capped and embellished arched handles, the body engraved with eight Classical muses within oval bead borders between stylised foliate scrolls, the centre engraved with a presentation inscription "Presented to Captain A.E. Inglefield R.N. in his departure from Liverpool by a few friends as a token of esteem and regard, June 6th 1864" below a coat-of-arms and within a beaded oval border embellished with hanging anthemions, the reverse engraved "Charles Mozley Esq: Mayor of Liverpool" followed by the names listed "James Baines ESQ: J.P. Campbell ESQ: J.C. Ewart ESQ: Hardman Earle ESQ: W.J. FernIe ESQ: S.R. Graves ESQ: R.C. Gardner ESQ: Robt Hutchison ESQ: B.H. Jones ESQ: William Langton ESQ: Geo. H. Lawrence ESQ: J.G. Livingstone ESQ: T. Edwards Moss ESQ: G.W. Moss ESQ: George Melly ESQ: Charles Maciver ESQ: Fred B Mozley ESQ: John Marriot ESQ: Brandon L. Mozley ESQ: R.C. Naylor ESQ: S.C. Rathbone ESQ: C.E. Taunton ESQ: Heywood Thomson ESQ: J.N. Walker ESQ: Barton Wrigley ESQ", the case of rectangular form with canted corners, blue felt interior, brass handles, length 84.5cm, weight 201oz.