Tray

Object Number: 
2000.212
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 19 3/4 in. ( 3.2 x 80 x 50.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscriptions: engraved in center: "Mary A. Benedict/ 1862." Name is engraved in Old English characters and date is in block characters. Surrounding name is three elaborate rows of engraved patterns consisting (from inside to outside rim) of medallions w
Description: 
Wrought and cast silver presentation tray; oval tray with raised sides and an applied, cast acanthus and bead band around the rim; two cast strap handles with scroll joints and acnthus and bead decoration; center of the tray engraved with two geometric and foliate scroll bands around the inscription, "Mary A. Benedict/ 1862" in gothic script; makers' marks stamped on the base.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Miriam Jay Wurts Andrus
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group