The word ‘salver’ is derived from the Latin word ‘salvare’ meaning ‘to preserve or save’. Salvers are flat, handle-less trays which may be circular or rectangular, or less commonly, octagonal in form. They may reside on a central foot or three or four individual feet that are used for support. Salvers were used to present food and drink in a more ceremonial fashion at social gatherings – quite the party piece!
Elegant and simple sterling silver salvers complement hand engraving quite well. An engraved salver could be a wonderful gift for that special occasion or celebration.