Tray

Object Number: 
1983.43b
Date: 
ca. 1912-1931
Medium: 
Silver, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. ( 1.9 x 41.9 x 29.8 cm ) Silver Weight: 41 oz (troy) 11 dwt (1292 g)
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "TIFFANY &Co/ 999 MAKERS 3658/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ m" engraved: in front reserve: "F A H" in script
Description: 
Cast and seamed silver tray in the Islamic style; flat tray, oval in plan with an applied molded edge; cast, applied, reeded band around rim with spade-shapes and onion-dome shapes along the inner edge; floral scroll engraving in an Islamic style with copper inlay all over the molded edge and in a ring around the outer edge of the tray; "F A H" engraved in the center, in script; makers' marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This tray, part of a complete coffee service, is an example of Tiffany & Co.'s Persian, or "Saracenic" designs, first developed by chief designer Edward C. Moore in the 1870s. The firm's Eastern-inspired silver earned it international recognition and prestigious prizes, including Grand Prix awards at the Paris Expositions of 1878 and 1889. Although this coffee set was actually produced more than twenty years after Moore's death, it closely adheres to early Saracenic designs Moore created decades earlier.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group