Tray

Object Number: 
1947.147
Date: 
1871
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 37 x 18 1/2 in. ( 7 x 94 x 47 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: engraved at center of tray: "R/S" superimposed Inscription: engraved on the base: "Silver Wedding/ June 1st 1872" in script Mark: stamped on the base: crowned, "E & Co" in a shield, "E" in gothic script in a chamfered square, "&" in a chamf
Description: 
Cast silver tray; flat, kidney-shaped dish with applied, cast, galleried sides and an applied, cast diamond and ball band around the rim; two cast vine and leaf handles applied to opposite ends of hte tray; punched and engraved floral and geometric band around the edge of the dish; engraved and punched trefoil and geometric band around a circular reserve in the center of the tray; reserve engraved, "R/S" superimposed; engraved on the base, "Silver Wedding/ June 1st 1872" in script; makers' marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This tray was a Silver Wedding Anniversary gift to Mrs. Anne Augusta Reed Skeel from her husband Roswell Skeel, Sr. on June 1, 1872.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Jr. in memory of her husband's parents Mr. & Mrs. Roswell Skeel, Sr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group