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Tray (USA)

This is a tray. It was made by Wallace Bothers and manufactured by Weidlich Brothers Manufacturing Company. It is dated ca. 1928 and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is silverplated brass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Radiating lines, as on this silver-plated tray, were a strong feature of late 1920s design. Weidlich’s use of silver plate made this striking design element accessible to a broad market.

This object was donated by Denis Gallion and Daniel Morris. It is credited Gift of Denis Gallion and Daniel Morris.

  • Tray
  • silver.
  • Gift of Mrs. J. A. Q. Franks.
  • 1977-62-1
  • Tray
  • H x diam.: 2.5 x 31 cm (1 x 12 3/16 in.).
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.
  • 1908-26-91

Our curators have highlighted 3 objects that are related to this one.

  • Stairs Tray
  • silver-plated metal.
  • Gift of Arthur D. Liu.
  • 2008-37-5

Its dimensions are

Overall: 6.8 x 40 x 18 cm (2 11/16 x 15 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Marks: Stamped on underside: "BMMTS, MADE IN U.S.A., EP, W.B. Mfg. Co. (in shield) N.S., 3801"

Cite this object as

Tray (USA); Manufactured by Weidlich Brothers Manufacturing Company; Made by Wallace Bothers; silverplated brass; Overall: 6.8 x 40 x 18 cm (2 11/16 x 15 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.); Gift of Denis Gallion and Daniel Morris; 1994-118-26

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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