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".

Date Made: ca 1875 - 1915

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Leo F. Walsh

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.289214.0001Catalog Number: 289214.0001Accession Number: 289214

Object Name: trayObject Type: plate

Physical Description: silver plate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 11 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 28.8925 cm


Record Id: nmah_300820

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