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.
Engine-turned wine bottle stand tray. English, circa 1930's. 5 5/8" W., 5/8" H.
Stunning Art Deco design. Rectangular tray with fluted borders rests upon ball feet. A tall Modernist-form handle with its round, red Bakelite finial rises from the center. An elegant, multi-functional Art Deco tray. European circa 1930's. 7 3/4" W., 11" L. 6" H.
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 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
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.