A large Dutch silver salver
Mark of Francois van Stapele, The Hague, 1765
The shaped dish with reeded rim, the border engraved with the coat-of-arms of Van Aylva.
Diam. 44 cm
Weight approx. 2430 g
– Baron Van Aylva van Waardenburg en Neerijnen
– Baron and Baroness Van Pallandt-Torck van Rosendael, thence by descent to present owner
The engraving of the coat-of-arms is surrounded with decorations of military symbols such as canons. Most probably this refers to the illuster member of this extinct Frisian family Van Aylva, lieutenant general Hans Willem Baron van Aylva (1633-1691) also known “de Ontzagijke”, who took part in the The Raid on the Medway, during the Second Anglo-Dutch War in June 1667 on behalf of the Frisian Admiralty.