Tray

Description
"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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1934 or later
year pattern introduced
1934 or later
place made
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
place used
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
1989.0700.11
catalog number
1989.0700.11
accession number
1989.0700
Credit Line
Gift of Paul Johnes
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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