When thinking of buying a salver, a collector might find some difficulty in distinguishing between a salver and a waiter and the following might be of interest:
In general terms, a salver is a tray without handles,and if the diameter of the piece is under 7 inches (18 cm), it might alternatively be described as a waiter;
In the realms of antique silver, \"salver\" is the correct terminology whether referring to waiter or salver.
by Walter & Charles Sissons, London 1903.
by Edward, Edward jnr., John & William Barnard, London ...
by Thomas Hannam & Richard Millls, London 1764.