Flat oval tray with raised edge having two cutout handles and an applied, cast rim of twelve, scrolled-end serpentine lobes with leafy volutes springing from a shell at their centers, below which are chased and engraved pairs of leafy scrolls enclosing five-petaled flowers. Engraved inscription on obverse presenting service to William A. Rowan on occasion of his 20th work anniversary for James Stewart & Co., dated February 2, 1914. Underside struck incuse "STERLING / 27 IN." at one end, "3998/74" at the other, and with a diamond-quatrefoil-diamond motif along one side. From a seven-piece coffee and tea service, 1991.0352.01-.07.
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
average spatial: 52 cm x 70 cm; x 20 1/2 in x 27 9/16 in
overall: 1 1/8 in x 27 5/8 in x 20 1/2 in; 2.8575 cm x 70.1675 cm x 52.07 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: New York, Yonkers
United States: New York, Pelham
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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 Nancy Rowan Hutchinson and John L. and Marguerite W. Rowan
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