A George III Antique English Silver Tea Tray of American Interest
Length including handles: 20 3/4
The arms are those of the Shippen family of Philadelphia, PA.
The Shippen family includes many of Philadelphia's most important citizens. The patriarch Edward Shippen was the 2nd Mayor of Philadelphia: his grandson William was a Continental Congressman, his granddaughter Anne was the wife of Philadelphia Mayor Charles Willing, and another grandson Edward II was also a mayor of Philadelphia. Shippen's great-great-granddaughter was Peggy Shippen, wife of Benedict Arnold.
|Weight||50 oz 10 dwt.|