2 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. (5.7 x 81.9 x 52.7 cm) (show scale)
Stamped on bottom, near one of the handles: "[lion passant; another in shield; Gothic 'G' in octagon] / STERLING / A651 / 26 IN"
Incised in center of tray, in various fancy fonts: "PRESENTED TO / HON BIRD S COLER / COMPTROLLER of the City of New York / BY THE / EMPLOYEES OF THE / DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE / December 31, 1901."
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Gift of Mrs. William Bird Coler
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Gorham Manufacturing Company (founded 1865). Tray, ca. 1901. Silver, 2 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. (5.7 x 81.9 x 52.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Bird Coler, 1992.90. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.90.jpg)
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Tray, silver. Rectangular tray with undulating outer border including cast, applied rococo-style ornament of scrolls, shells and flowers on edge of rim. Rim is ornamented with repoussé decoration including scrolling ornament in center of each side and deeply chased spray of roses and daisies in each corner. Cast, applied, c-shaped handles on each short end comprise complex scrolls with shell in center of underside. Concave bouge of tray ornamented with shell inscription in varying letter faces.
CONDITION - Normal wear, scratches and oxidation.
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