Details: Very rare, parcel gilt, footed serving tray featuring intricate filigree design of floral urns, scrolls and robust beaded borders that has a heavy metal insert tray with handles. Gorham is notable for their fine quality silver, however, they did have a bronze foundry for a short time from the late 19th century to the early 20th century, when this piece is believed to have been created. It is difficult to say if the piece is bronze gilt (it weighs 27 lbs!) or if it is silver gilt. The markings on the bottom read "Gorham Co. 057" and show an anchor inside of a square, which indicates that at least the insert is electroplated silver, and a rooster, which date it to 1890. Purchased in 1996 from D.D. Allen Antiques in La Jolla.
Dimensions: 25"w x 19"d x 6.75"h (27 lbs)
Condition: In beautiful condition and has never needed to be polished. The insert is distressed and probably can be removed, however, does not lift out easily.