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Tray

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The oblong octagonal two-handled tray has an applied border and handles of bamboo, prunus blossoms and leaves. It is engraved and chased with butterflies, peonies, and circular panels containing flowers on a diaper ground. The surface overall is etched and gilt, with areas of the bamboo and...

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Inscription

On underside, stamped pattern number 14130 and registration mark for June 4, 1874, ELKINGTON &CO.

Marks

On each, sovereign's head, lion passant; maker's mark FE (Culme 3876); anchor, date letter Z

Provenance

1991, sold by Partridge Fine Arts, London, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 25, 1991)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Frederick T. Bradbury, by exchange

English (Birmingham), 1874–75

Object Place

Birmingham, England

Dimensions

H. 2.6 cm x W. 44.1 cm x D. 24.6 cm (1 x 17 3/8 x 9 11/16 in.); Weight: 907.2 gm (29 oz 3 dwt)

Accession Number

1991.539

Medium or Technique

Silver, gilded silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver