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Tray, part of four-piece coffee service

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Made of seamed heavy-gauge sheet silver, the tray has upset (or hammered and thickened) edges and a scintillating hammered surface. It was shaped by hammering.The tray is rectangular with rounded corners and a narrow raised rim, which has been crimped.

Inscription

None.

Marks

“F [reversed, with a conjoined] P / STERLING / F. Porter” struck incuse

Provenance

Original owner unknown; subsequent ownership unknown until the Museum purchased the service from T. & R. Yonge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1982.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

1925–1935

Object Place

Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

Accession Number

1982.196

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware