The bold, stepped, Art Deco chromium tray was designed by Norman Bel Geddes (American 1893-1958) for the Revere Copper & Brass Co. of Rome, New York circa 1937. The tray was part of Bel Geddes' Manhattan collection which included the iconic Skyscraper cocktail shaker as well as cups. An exhibition titled "Norman Bel Geddes: I Have Seen the Future" was on view at the Museum of the City of New York in 2014. 11 /2" W., 14 1/2" L.
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.
Stunning example from the well-regarded Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1904. The pewter framework with its reticulated, undulating vines has robust Jungendstil handles and rests upon its contrasting stained wood bottom. Firm's marks beneath pewter surround. Pictured in the book titled, " Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/2" L.
Lovely antique, silvered tray with a serpentine gallery. Elaborate chased fern and foliate patterns are in 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.
Nice, large tray with rising borders and rounded corners. A geometric, Art Deco notch design adorns the flanking handles. The rectangular form rests upon bun feet. Ideal size for serving as well as displaying a collection of cocktail accoutrements. Made in England, circa 1930. 14 7/8" W., 22 1/4" L.
Elegant butler's tray by the famous Mappin & Webb workshop. The large oval form has rising serpentine gallery sides with open, cut-out handles. A pierced pattern upon the gallery is enhanced with notch-edge detail. Ideal size and proportion for serving or to display a collection. Firm's marks beneath; Sheffield circa 1900. 17" W., 22 1/2" 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.
Sleek Modernist-form tray with flat ends and gently curved sides. Ideal cocktail-tray proportion for serving or display. Made by the well-regarded Wiskemann workshop in Belgium circa 1930's.
Oval-form tray with open handles. Bun feet support the tray with its raised border. Ideal size for function as a cocktail tray, or for displaying a cocktail shaker along with glasses. Made by J. Collyer in Birmingham circa 1910. 11 3/4" W., 18" L.
Nice quality, classic English butler's tray with contoured-cut handles. The oval form rises to show grooved-edge detail. Made in Sheffield by Harrison Bros. & Howson, circa 1900. 13 3/4" W., 20 3/4" L.
Lovely Aesthetic movement tray with a crane and butterfly among foliates within its center. Medallions with open flower heads alternate with flower and vine lozenges at the borders. Raised gadroon-edge detail completes the form. Marks for Deykin & Sons of Sheffield circa 1870. 14 1/8" W.
Beautiful, heavy-quality antique tray. Textured, engine-turned surface with a central, chased shield of rambling foliates. Rectangular form has rising sides with beaded edge detail. Elaborate, reticulated handles have relief foliates and chased accents. England circa 1890. 17 1/2" W., 28" L. to handles
Gadroon-border tray with shell forms at each corner. Supported by curved, footed supports. Made by the well-known Walker & Hall workshop in Sheffield circa 1930. 14 1/8" square
A reticulated gallery surrounds the elongated, hexagonal-form, large tray. Applied cast handles with foliates in high relief flank the ends. Curving feet adorned with garlands support the stunning tray with its elaborately chased shell, scroll and floral patterns. Made by Joseph Rogers & Sons in Sheffield circa 1880. The famous workshop was founded in Sheffield in 1682. The firm was appointed cutler and silversmith to five successive sovereigns, beginning with George IV. 15" W., 26" L. to handles.
Wonderful and whimsical! Butterscotch Bakelite carved handles flank the tray with its festive, engraved design. A cocktail shaker along with accoutrements, such as rooster picks and bubbly glasses, float at its center. Made in England. 6 1/2" W., 12 1/2" L.
Large Jugendstil pewter tray by the well-known Orivit workshop of Cologne, Germany, circa 1907. Oval-form tray with flattened ends and open, gently curving handles. An organic wave pattern adorns each end. 13 1/2" W., 20 1/4" L.
Danish silvered cocktail tray. Detailed blossoms adorn the curving vine-like handles. Ideal size for serving or displaying a cocktail shaker and glasses. Made in Denmark circa 1960. 13 1/4" W. to handles
Danish-influence sterling silver tray. Reticulated blossom-form handles with beaded accents adorn the gently curved sides. Notch elements further enhance the rolled edge. Made by the J. Wagner & Son workshop in New York circa 1940's. 7 1/2" W. to handles.