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Object Name: Tray
Date: ca. 1840
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 14 x 10 3/4 in. ( 3.8 x 35.6 x 27.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wrought and cast silver tray; flat, rectangular dish with stepped sides and an applied, cast grapevine band around the rim; four cast shell and foliate scroll feet applied to the base; flowers and ferns engraved all over the dish; bright-cut "G" engraved in a scrolled cartouche the center of the dish; makers' marks on the base.
Credit Line: Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
Object Number: 1969.13
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Marks: Inscription: engraved and chased at obverse with centered script: "G" surrounded by cartouche of c-scrolls, foliage, and shells, framed with flower tendrils, strawberry tendrils, leaves, and strap work. Entire engraved surface is outlined with chased engrailed border. Maker's marks: stamped on base: "GALE, WOOD & HUGHES" in roman letters in a rectangle, twice in relief on reverse along center-right and center-left sides.


Trays belonged to Greenwood family