Large Silver Plate Antique Tray Handles, c. 1915
This is a very large English silver plate serving tray with a floral design engraved around the inside rim. The outer rim has a ridge design with a series of repeating crosses. This silver plate tray was a presentation tray, and it reads:
Presented to Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hoyle By The Employees Of Mess'rs W. & R. Hoyle Halifax On The Occasion Of Their Marriage Jan. 8th 1915
It is hallmarked on the front and back of the tray. On the front are the initials W & H. On the back of the tray is the maker's mark, a flag with the initials W. & H. The letter beneath the flag is "t" and this indicates that the tray was made c. 1910- 1920. The serial number is 53515A, Walker & Hall, Sheffield, England.
The tray measures 26 1/4 inches wide by 16 3/4 inches across. This salver would be al lovely center piece, a serving item or for display
The tray is in very good condition, with minor user marks.