We are thrilled to offer this beautiful vintage condiment server from the historical Ten Eyck Hotel in Albany, New York.
Once regarded as the finest hotel in Albany, it was reputed to be "the" place for the political elite. By the mid-'50s, it became part of the Sheraton hotel chains.
After immigrating from The Netherlands to upstate New York in 1680, patriarch Coenradt Ten Eyck set up shop as a shoemaker, tanner and property holder.
Over the course of only a few generations, by the year 1790 there were already seven Ten Eyck households in Albany.
Ten Eyck Avenue, Ten Eyck Insurance Company, Ten Eyck Plaza and, of course, The Ten Eyck Hotel were only a few of the families contributions.
This beautiful silver-soldered condiment tray bears a beautiful pierced decoration along the sides and salt and pepper reservoirs.
There are pie-shaped glass dishes next in the center of the tray and feature a beautiful cut-star pattern on the base.
These and the glass salt and pepper-shakers are original to the set.
Both salt and pepper shakers feature a silver-soldered lid which bears a stamped mark reading "Ten Eyck".
You will love the texture and finish of the piece as well its fantastic weight and substance.
Several maker's marks can be found on the underside of the tray, the first of which reads "The Ten Eyck". This is followed by an inscription reading "International Silver Co., Silver Soldered".
Next is the style number, "05002A", followed by a small rectangular cartouche with the number "26" inside. The final mark reads "Pat.Appl'd For".
Four shapely ball-feet on the underside of the dish help to prevent any scratching to the piece or underlying surfaces.
Though the tray shows a few areas of minor darkening and some equally minor surface scratching, it remains in excellent vintage condition.
Measurements: Dish measures 7 1/4" long, 5 1/2" wide, and 3 7/8" tall, Glass dishes measure 4 1/4" long, 2 1/2" wide and 1 1/4" tall, Salt and Peppers Shakers measure 2 7/8" tall with a 1 1/16" diameter base Weight: 1020.5 grams (36 oz)