Tray

Tray
Title
Tray
Date 
ca. 1872
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 x 18 in. ( 7.6 x 45.7 cm )
Description 
Cast silver tray; flat, circular base with cast, applied galleried vertical sides; applied cast gadrooned band applied around the rim; cast, applied beaded band around the base; four cast paw feet with scroll and anthemion legs applied to the base; engraved in the center, "F. K. & F. L. S./ 1872" in script below the arms of the Sturgis, shield divided by a chevron with three crosslets fichée, surmounted by a talbot' head with a bow and the motto, "ESSE QUAM VIDERI" in a banner below, Lydig, shield divided by a chevron between three sickles surmounted by a helmet with two spread wings above and surrounded by foliate scrolls, Hinckley, shield with two triangles issuing from the chief to the base and a fess with ten triangles surmounted by a falcon and the motto, "DEUS GUBERNAT NAVEM" in a banner below, and Suydam, shield divided by a chevron with a star bellow and two horns above surmounted by a swan in rushes with the motto "DE TUD VLIEGT" in a banner below; no maker's mark.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Frank Knight Sturgis
Object Number 
1932.102
Marks 
Inscription: engraved in the center: "F. K. & F. L. S./ 1872" in script Inscription: engraved in the center: the arms of the Sturgis, shield divided by a chevron with three crosslets fichée, surmounted by a talbot' head with a bow and the motto, "ESSE QUAM VIDERI" in a banner below, Lydig, shield divided by a chevron between three sickles surmounted by a helmet with two spread wings above and surrounded by foliate scrolls, Hinckley, shield with two triangles issuing from the chief to the base and a fess with ten triangles surmounted by a falcon and the motto, "DEUS GUBERNAT NAVEM" in a banner below, and Suydam, shield divided by a chevron with a star bellow and two horns above surmounted by a swan in rushes with the motto "DE TUD VLIEGT" in a banner below Mark: engraved on the base: "18 in/ STERLING" in three locations incuse, and with hallmark of 925 in bullet surround with circle and attached diamond marked with interior date "1886[?]". Hallmark is identical to that used by Dominick and Haff 1872-1928 and appears on tray 1932.90, identified as produced by Dominick and Haff.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group