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. Pictured in the book entitled "Orivit," page 131. 12 1/2" W., 19 1/4" L.
A WMF Art Nouveau sweetmeat stand designed by the influential sculptor/designer Albert Mayer for the well-known German firm, WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik). Mayer was appointed head of the Art Studio in 1894 and specialized in designs which depicted beautiful maidens and nymphs with flowing hair, etc. Illustrated in The Art Nouveau Domestic Metalwork Catalog 1906. Bears WMF mark underneath. Germany circa 1900. 9" H., 14" L., 5 1/2" W.
Lovely tray made by the well-regarded Argentor workshop of Vienna circa 1900. The silvered high Art Nouveau borders are reticulated with rambling florals and vines. The footed, rounded form has a decorated, etched glass surface to complete the design. Signed beneath. Argentor was located in Wimbergerstrasse and was founded by Ernst Russ and Adolf Wilhelm Hetzel.
Elegant, large round tray made by the highly regarded Mappin & Webb workshop of London and Sheffield. The tray, with its raised, wave borders, is supported by four Art Deco, curved feet. Registry mark beneath for 1927. 15" W.
High Art Deco design tray. The large round form has four geometric stepped fan elements upon its raised borders. Nice large size is ideal for serving or display. Made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield circa 1930. 15 1/2" W.
Round English silvered tray has undulating borders. Grooved edging detail in relief completes the design. Made by John Collyer & Co. of Birmingham circa 1930's. 13 1/2" W.
Round cocktail tray with a rolled edge is supported by ball feet. Flanking Art Deco handles have a rounded form. Made by the Charles S. Green workshop of Birmingham circa 1925. 10 1/2" round, 12 1/2" to handles
English Edwardian-era, round oak tray with a pierced gallery. The tray is ideal for decanters or cocktail accoutrements. Supported by detailed, cast feet with a florette, along with a chased, hexagonal, central button upon the top. England circa 1910. 12 1/4" W., 2 3/4" H.
Octagonal-form tray is an ideal cocktail size for serving or display. Supported by four geometric Art Deco feet. Notched edging detail completes the design. Made by Walker & Hall of Sheffield circa 1930's. 12 1/4" W., 13" diagonal.
Finely cast gilded bronze tray with detailed, reticulated foliates in high relief. The stunning Art Nouveau form rests upon four cast feet and is signed M. Migneaux; France circa 1900. 7 1/4" W., 8 7/8" L.
Stunning, lush blue enamel and sterling silver English Art Deco tray. A waving, engine-turned sunburst pattern is seen beneath the enamel work. Hallmarked for Birmingham 1936. 3 5/8" W., 8 3/8" L.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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. 13" W., 7 5/8" H.
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
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.
Rectangular tray with rounded corners. Horizontal engine-turned wave patterns alternate with grooved designs. Complementing handles have raised groove elements as well. Made in England circa 1925. 12 1/4" W., 19 1/4" L.
Stunning, large, fine quality tray with raised, curved and notched borders in the Chippendale style. Bold, curving handles embellish the rectangular form. Made by the well-known Hukin & Heath workshop in Birmingham circa 1890. 14 1/2" W., 24 3/4" W.
Art Nouveau sterling silver tray with wavy cartouche forms in relief about the borders. Rambling flower heads further enhance the curving form. Nice quality with rolled edge details. Hallmarks: Henry Williams, Birmingham 1911. 8 3/8" W., 10 1/4" L.
Beautifully interpreted Art Nouveau design. A Mucha-inspired figural maiden with flowing hair upholds a corner of her gown as it undulates about the perimeter of the tray. Pendant irises in relief are further enhanced by cast and applied flowers and fronds in high relief. Made by the famous WMF (Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik) workshop in Germany circa 1900. Illustrated in the firm's 1906 catalogue, page 170. Signed beneath. Dimensions: 12 1/4" W., 11 1/2" H.
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.
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.
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.