"Ultra" pattern oval tray; has a shallow, flat well and wide rim with one, low-relief ear of wheat applied to one long edge; no foot ring. Underside struck with maker's mark, pattern number and tray size. From a five-piece coffee and tea service, 1989.0700.07-.11.
Greek-American industrial designer John Vassos (1898-1985) designed the "Ultra" pattern in 1934 for R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co. of Wallingford, CT; 1871-present. "Ultra" flatware 1989.0700.01-.06, five-piece coffee and tea service 1989.0700.07-.11, and bowl 1989.0700.12, all belonged to the Vassos family.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1934 or later
year pattern introduced
1934 or later
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
average spatial: 29 cm x 41 cm; x 11 7/16 in x 16 1/8 in
overall: 5/8 in x 16 1/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 1.5875 cm x 40.9575 cm x 29.21 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
place used
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Paul Johnes
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