Simply delightful Victorian sweetmeat dish in electroplated brass. Shell handles on either side and very heavy on the lattice openwork, this delightful little dish was used for serving sweetmeats, or candies. Sweetmeats were pastries or candies prepared with sugar or honey, served to guests during the Victorian era of 1890-1900. This darling sweetmeats dish or tray has a scrolling floral design at the top and bottom of the piece, and is marked EPB, or electroplated brass. While it does have some wear to the plating commensurate with age, it is a fabulous example of the divine decadence of the Victorian Art Nouveau period. No dents or dings, the piece has extensive openwork lattice, befitting it's use for serving sweetmeats or candy to guests during the elaborate and ornate Victorian era, when absolutely any and all types of foods had it's own specially made serving piece. This sweetmeats dish measures 4 1/2" in length, 3/4" tall, and is 3 3/4" wide.