Circa 1950 American silver on copper footed serving tray with celluloid handles by the Crown Silver Company Inc. of Brookline, MA active c. 1935/1950. The antecedents of the Crown Silver Company were the Holmes and Tuttle Manufacturing Company, founded in 1851 and continued branching out into other companies such as the American Silver Company, the Welch-Atkins, Beacon Silver Co., Bristol Cutlery Co., Crown Silver Co., Crown Silver Plate Co., Eastern Silver Co., New England Cutlery Co., New England Silver Plate Co., and so forth.
The intricate embossed and etched motifs of swirling acanthus leaves is sophisticated and well done. This elegant ornate large round serving tray with feet has endless uses: to serve drinks and food, to use as an ottoman tray, to use as a centerpiece base, to use as a home decor accent, to use as a breakfast in bed tray, or as a unique gift idea. Some things in life are best served on a silver platter.