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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Sterling silver tray has a golf club perched upon its top. Bottom of the tray is glass. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1905. 1 1/8" H., 2 7/8" W.
Lovely Art Deco footed tray, or salver, in difficult-to-find size. Rectangular form with rounded central corners. Outer corners are geometrically cut with an Art Deco geometric applique upon the top. Made by Francis Howard of Sheffield circa 1925. 5 3/8" W., 7" L.
Round pottery tray with robust Art Nouveau florals glazed in cobalt blue with two tones of gray upon a white ground. A pierced gallery enhances the surround. Germany circa 1905. 12" W., 1 1/8" H.
Round tray, or salver, with geometric, stepped Art Deco elements upon its raised rim. Four angled, geometric feet support the form, which is ideal cocktail size. England circa 1930. 1 1/2" H., 12 1/2" W.
Hammered brass Modernist tray designed by Karl Hagenauer (1898-1956) for the famous Hagenauer workshop of Vienna, Austria, circa 1940. Rectangular form has upward curving, flat-top sides. Stamped beneath with workshop mark as well as Werkstatten Hagenauer Wien and Karl. Ideal for function as a cocktail tray, serving or display. 11 1/4" W., 14 1/2" L.
Lovely British engine turned cocktail tray. The turning in a basket weave textured pattern. Raised curved rim. Ideal size for serving drinks or displaying a cocktail shaker and glasses. England circa 1930's. Dimensions: 13 3/4" Diameter.
Superb quality Art Nouveau 800 Fine Silver tray by the Wilhelm Binder workshop in Schwabisch Gmund, Germany circa 1905. The oval dual handle form has cut out interlacing Jugendstil elements. Hand chased contoured accents enhance the design. Further handwork is seen in rolled edging around the entire tray. Firm's marks beneath. An Austro-Hungarian import mark for Budapest is stamped upon one handle. An identical example in the collection of the Brohan Museum in Berlin is pictured page 101, 'Modern Art of Metalwork', published by the museum. Dimensions: 6 5/8" W, 13 1/4" L.
Art Nouveau silver card tray with a raised border of intertwined mistletoe leaves. The rectangular tray with its rounded corners bears hallmarks beneath for Orfevrerie Boulenger et Cie, Paris. Additionally stamped with the head of Mercury and numeral 1 for 950 fine silver. The prominent workshop received many international design awards. France circa 1900. Dimensions: 6" W., 8" L.