A charger plate is a large, decorative base setting on top of which other dinnerware is placed during formal occasions. This charger has an ornate border. Even the surface of the plate is embossed with various motifs, which also includes a coat of arms and motto engraved. The motto reads ‘Salvet Mes Dues’ and translates to ‘May God Help Me’. This was the coat of arms adopted by the Spier House in Glasgow and the plate is engraved with the name ‘John Spier’. This charger was presented to Miss Sarah Smith in 1860.
This lot is over one hundred years old or National Art Treasure, cannot be exported out of India as per Antiques and Art Treasures Act, 1972.