Tray

Description
Parcel-gilt, two-handled, lobed oval sheet silver tray with high-relief repousse chased clusters of fruit, including melon, pomegranates, grapes and berries, along with ears of wheat and seed corn adorning the gold washed well and four wide lobes; no foot. Raised bead borders around well and between lobes. Two, vertically mounted, cast C-curve dragon handles. Well is struck incuse near grapes with a crowned sans serif "G" and "N:A" in rectangular outline. A series of marks along rim interior include German hallmarks obliterated by a zigzag line.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tray
date made
after 1886
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (interior wash material)
Measurements
overall: 28.4 cm x 14.9 cm; 11 3/16 in x 5 7/8 in
overall: 2 in x 11 1/8 in x 6 in; 5.08 cm x 28.2575 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
Germany
ID Number
DL*368730
catalog number
368730
accession number
107929
subject
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 Mary Maxwell
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