Oval Tray with Ship-Style Rail, c. 1900
Eight sterling-silver posts mounted on a thin band of sterling silver hold aloft the ship-style rail encircling this oval ebonized wood tray. Scrolled sterling-silver mounts hold round wood handles that are tipped by decorative finials. The center of the tray holds a sterling-silver oval that is suitable for engraving. The tray rests on four sterling-silver knob feet. The bottom of the tray is cracked from handle to handle, showing wear appropriate to age and normal use. 25.5W x 17.75D x 3T. From England.