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.
“F [reversed, with a conjoined] P / STERLING / F. Porter” struck incuse
Original owner unknown; subsequent ownership unknown until the Museum purchased the service from T. & R. Yonge, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1982.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund