Silver and 18K gold
Overall: 13 1/8 x 7/8 in. (33.3 x 2.2 cm)
Silver and 18k gold tray has circular flat-bottom with stepped convex rim and scalloped edge. Face and rim of tray are decorated with applied and chased foliage and 18 k gold lettering spelling out "Welcome/to/Woodbine" and "FVB/1855/May 29/1905". Tray also has engraved depiction of Hudson River estate Woodbine with surrounding landscape, located at center.
Gift of Leila Eliott Burton Hadley Luce
at reverse stamped with incuse hallmarks: TIFFANY & CO./8495 MAKERS 1858/STERLING SILVER/925-1000/C/AND/18KT GOLD' and '13 IN.'
at center obverse: 'WELCOME/TO/WOODBINE/[cipher]FVB/1855/MAY 29/1905"; at reverse center engraved: 'FROM/ROBERT L. BURTON'
This silver and 18K gold tray and decanter belonged to Frank Vincent Burton (1855-1922) and depict his Hudson River estate Woodbine, completed in 1905. A prominent New York merchant, Burton was a participant in the legendary 1903 Billings dinner, where guests dined on horseback at Louis Sherry's celebrated Fifth Avenue restaurant.