Flat circular tray on three cast pointed feet with a raised and shaped edge of six bracketlike segments separated by six scallops, and a conforming, applied cast beaded rim punctuated by six scroll-sided shield shapes. Obverse has a flat-chased band of scroll-filled ovals and serpentine-sided segments encircling the engraved gothic or Old English letters "MRC" at center, and is struck at upper right of monogram with a combined mark of a raised gothic or Old English "I" in curved shield, "D" in clipped-corner incurved rectangle, "&" in round-bottom shield and "S" in a X'ed diamond or lozenge, next to a curved shield containing "P N / S". Rim underside with incuse stamps "667", "N" and an imperial crown. Pentagonal tag applied to tray underside is embossed with the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom above "JAMES DIXON & SONS / SHEFFIELD."
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Object Name
date made
ca 1880
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 48 cm x 34.4 cm x 12.3 cm; 18 7/8 in x 13 9/16 in x 4 13/16 in
overall: 1 in x 10 5/8 in; 2.54 cm x 26.9875 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
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 Mrs. Daniel Gardner
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