Charming gilt bronze oval tray with crisply cast and detailed birds perched upon it. The resting birds are among leaves and berries. The lovely Art Nouveau tray has cast beetles climbing upon its edge to complete the naturalistic design. Signed Sem Guenardeau along with F. Barbedienne Foundry marks along its side. France circa 1900. 4 1/2" W., 9 3/8" L.
Lovely high French Art Deco tray. Rectangular form with gently curing sides. Beautifully detailed cast geometric open handles flank the ends. A relief notch pattern enhances the raised borders. Impeccable quality. Made in France by Orfevrerie Perrin, circa 1925. 12 1/4" W., 21 3/4" L.
Lovely oval, hammered brass tray made the the well-known WMF (Wurttembergisch Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Reticulated rivet-and-strapwork Art Nouveau handles complete the design. 9 1/4" W., 16 1/2" L.
Lovely Art Deco tray is perfect for cocktails or serving. The oval form has concentrically stepped rising borders. Ends are flanked by complementing macassar wood handles. Made in France circa 1925. 14 1/4" W., 21 5/8" L.
Lovely British cocktail tray with open sweeping Art Nouveau handles. The round form has applique work beneath the extended handles and is supported by three bun feet. Made by John Collyer in Birmingham circa 1905. 14" W.
Lovely classic English rectangular tray with rounded corners.The rising curved border has fluted banding. Flanking open handles have a foliate relief design along with fluted detail. Made by James Dixon & Son in Sheffield circa 1910. Bears retailer mark for Finnegans of Manchester. 16 1/2" W., 26 3/4" L.
A raised, pierced gallery surrounds the large, oval tray. Chased borders have foliates along with spiral designs upon its surface. Cast, notched handles flank the form, which is supported by bun feet. Made by Walker & Hall in Sheffield circa 1890. 16 1/2" W., 27" L.
The large oval-format tray is extensively chased with cascading garlands, medallion and foliates. The sides have a pierced, raised gallery. A central shield is chased with complementing designs along with urn elements. Decorative cast handles flank the tray which is supported by six bun feet. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1890. 18" W., 27" L.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework, with its reticulated, undulating vines, has robust Jugendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Firm's marks beneath pewter surround. Pictured in the book title, "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/2" L.
Handsome antique oak tray with a reticulated gallery about its circumference. A central medallion, along with round, footed supports, completes the form. Ideal cocktail size. Made in Sheffield by the John Grinsell & Sons workshop circa 1890. 12 1/*" W., 2" H.
Lovely German Jugendstil porcelain bottle coaster or tray. The blue, green and white glazed pattern is a Secession floral design. Made by Villeroy & Boch of Dresden; circa 1910. 3 3/4" W.
Rare example of a Liberty Tudric pewter charger designed by Archibald Knox. The wide rim is mounted with five intertwining Art Nouveau florals, each set with abalone shell. A similar example is pictured in "Liberty Style," by Victor Arwas, page 100. Marks: Tudric 0108; England circa 1902-05. A fine specimen for the collector of works by Knox, Liberty's most famous designer. Knox works can be found in museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 9 1/2" W.
Fine small Cymric Silver and enamel tray designed by Archibald Knox for Liberty & Co. The tray with its rolled silver edge has a central Art Nouveau medallion with enamels in lush blue and green. Similar to examples of Archibald Knox Cymric frames, vestas and other items with enamel medallions, as pictured in "Liberty Style," by Arwas, and "Archibald Knox," by Martin. An unusal example for the collector of Knox, Liberty's most famous designer. Knox works can be found in museums worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Hallmarks: L & Co., Birmingham 1904, Cymric. 4 1/2" W.
Unusual round oak tray or salver with a silvered collar upon the top surround, supported by three scrolling feet attached to a collar upon the tray's bottom. A functional form for serving or use as a wine- or magnum-bottle stand. Impressed marks for the Thomas Harwood & Sons workshop of Birmingham (active 1864-1896). Made circa 1880's. 8" W., 2" H.
Tiffany Studios gilded bronze Zodiac pattern pen tray. The versatile form tray depicts signs of the zodiac in detailed relief. Impressed marks upon the base; Tiffany Studios, New York, 1000. Circa 1905. An example illustrated in "Tiffany Desk Sets," by Holland, page 29. 10" L., 3 1/4" W.
Striking Modernist design! Beautifully crafted, hammered silver, shallow bowl or tray. The rounded, rectangular form rises slightly and has two cylindrical handles. Made by the Wilkens & Sohne silver workshop in Bremen-Hemelingen, Germany, circa 1935. Examples of the Wilkens works of this genre are in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin. Ideal form and proportion for function as a condiment bowl or card tray. Impressed marks beneath for 830 Fine Silver as well as workshop marks. 5/8" H., 4 3/8" W., 5 1/2" L.
Lovely antique, silvered tray with a serpentine gallery. Elaborate chased fern and foliate patterns are within a serpentine border as well as an inner medallion. Bun feet support the tray with its flanking, rising handles. Made by James Deakin & Sons in Sheffield circa 1885. 15 1/8" W., 20 1/8" L.
Lovely footed tray, or salver with acanthus-edge detail. Three hand-chased scrolling shields are set upon the round tray's engine-turned surface. Made by Henry Atkin in Sheffield circa 1900. 1 1/2" H., 14" W.