This wonderful octagonal tole-ware tray, circa early 1900's, has a gilt stenciled design in the center of the tray depicting a large compote overflowing with various fruits, floral and foliage. There is a wide gilt band around the edge where the sides slant upward. The flared sides are decorated with additional fruits, floral and foliage, has cut handles at either end and gilt rolled edge. The background and underside of the tray is black. The large tray measures 23 1/2" in length and 17 1/2" in width. There are no cracks or dents in the metal; there is decoration wear from scratches and scuffs representing years of usage.