A Spanish Colonial large silver tray, Capitania General de Guatemala, late 18th century
the surface engraved with five fishermen hauling a net into a boat, the shaped rim embossed with foliage and stylized cornucopiae and with lightly flat-chased band of meandering flowering foliage, the back engraved with central monogram and name M. de Jesus Roma de A.
marked on front border with crossed swords ?Leon, three closed crown tax stamps and monogram TAB, possibly for the assay master
length 20 1/4 in.
This dish is illustrated in Cristina Esteras Martin, La Platería en el Reino de Guatemala, Siglos XVI-XIX, pp.156-157, cat. no. 57.