Tray

Tray
Title
Tray
Date 
ca. 1840
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 5/8 x 24 1/8 x 14 1/2 in. ( 4.1 x 61.3 x 36.8 cm )
Description 
Silver tray; flat, circular dish with applied, cast convex sides and applied, cast grape and grape vine band around the rim; two cast, squared, foliate scroll handles appled to the ends of the tray; three cast shell and scroll feet applied to the base; ring of flowers and ferns engraved on the dish; bright-cut "G" in the center of the dish; makers' marks on the base.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
Object Number 
1969.12
Marks 
Maker's mark: stamped on base: "GALE, WOOD & HUGHES" in roman letters in a rectangle, twice in relief on reverse of underside of rim. Also located below maker's mark are two indistinguishable pseudo hallmarks stamped in relief in oval surrounds. Inscription: engraved and chased at obverse with centered script: "G" surrounded my cartouche of c-scrolls, foliage, and shells, framed by flower tendrils, strawberry tendrils, leaves, and strap work. Entire engraved surface is outlined with chased engrailed border.
Provenance 
Trays belonged to Greenwood family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group