Wonderful antique Tiffany & Co. marked silver plate 18" serving tray with daisy or sunflower bas relief floral pattern and fabulous condition! Silver plate yes, not sterling, but just as gorgeous and at a fraction of the price. One of two Tiffany serving trays that we just acquired, the other a massive 26.5" piece, also silver plated and ready to accommodate a large coffee & tea service or to use as a main course server. The firm was founded by Charles L. Tiffany in 1837 with John B. Young under the name Tiffany & Young. In 1841 the partnership changed to Tiffany, Young & Ellis. In 1851 John C. Moore & Son entered into a special business relationship with Tiffany. In 1868 the silverware factory of Moore became part of organisation with Edward C. Moore becoming one of the directors. Throughout the remaining years of the 19th century, Tiffany’s won wide acclaim for the nature of its product and the wealth of its clientele. Tiffany and Co. moved to its current location on New York 5th Ave. in 1940. The new building was immensely beautiful and was designed in the art deco style. Above the door is a statue of Atlas bearing the weight of the world. Instead of a globe being held above his head, he holds a clock. The architects of the building wanted to create an ominous affect that reminded Tiffany & Co.’s visitors of the rarity and preciousness of the treasures carried by the store. For that reason, all of the buildings doors were made to look like the doors of industrial bank vaults. Today, Tiffany & Co. remains a leading maker of jewelry, china, crystal, silver, and glassware. Tiffany’s sterling pieces are some of the purest to be found in the world.
Very good condition. Some faint surface scratches or scuffs indicative of age and use but no wear through to the plating. See pictures for all measurements.