Tray

Description
Large, two-handled, repousse chased oblong tray with raised well featuring a lion at center amidst large symmetrical flowering scrolls resting over a shield engraved with a heraldic device or achievement of arms. Four lion's masks are at centers of the wide angled sides, separated by cornucopias and matching flowering scrolls. High-relief floral bracket handles are attached by threaded posts secured with rosette-shaped nuts through the gadrooned rim. Obverse left end is struck below rim to left of handle "(A?)+C" in raised roman letters in a clipped-corner rectangle, its left end overstruck by an illegible mark, and with a crown above "NAP / ▪ 92 ▪" in an octagon or clipped-corner square. Reverse scratched "59"9(?)" at center of shield; a series of numbers and letters are inscribed in black along top right of center.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tray
date made
1692
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 5/8 in x 28 in x 16 7/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 71.12 cm x 42.8625 cm
place made
Italia: Campania, Napoli
ID Number
DL*69.0360
catalog number
69.0360
accession number
282998
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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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