ca. 1875 - 1900
overall with handle raised: 8 1/8 x 11 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 20.6 x 28.6 x 16.5 cm )
Silver serving tray in the form of a basket; cast oval ring of two foliate bands with four cast medallions and floral garlands between; guitar playing cherubs in the center of each medallion; ring applied to an oval base with two scalloped cross bars across the center; four cast foliate feet applied to the base; triangular joints with cylindrical hinges, attach the cast, split loop handle with an oval disk at the top center to the ring; makers' marks stamped on the base. Missing glass (?) insert.
Gift of Townsend Lawrence
stamped: on the base: "BLACK, STARR & FROST" and "STERLING" over a wreath above "3019"
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