Circular tray with an everted, lobed rim and flat well decorated overall on obverse with flat-chased and stamped geometric and floral designs, beginning with an eight-petaled medallion at center encompassed by a diaper-patterned square bordered by stylized hammer or planishing marks, semicircular rosettes, five-petaled fowers in scrolls, and a zigzag band. Textured reverse. No foot ring. Appears to have had a two-tone finish originally. Well underside struck incuse with "JAMES W. TUFTS / BOSTON / WARRANTED / QUADRUPLE PLATE" arranged in a circle around a "T" at center of a four-pointed star, and "2343".
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
ca 1875 - 1915
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 28.9 cm; x 11 3/8 in
overall: 1 in x 11 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 28.8925 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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 Leo F. Walsh
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