A slightly smaller and considerably less detailed version of this Art Nouveau silver tray is offered elsewhere online for $1,200, because it's of hallmarked sterling. This one, freshly replated at considerable cost, can be yours for a great deal less.
As you know if you collect Victorian and Edwardian vanity silver, items of a cherub or angel motif are the most coveted. This is an exceedingly beautiful rendition of the "Five Angels in the Clouds" pattern, embellished with loads of gorgeous scrollwork and finished with a scalloped edge. The tray measures about 10 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches and is in lovely condition, relative to the delicacy of antique repousse work. Two small areas of reinforcement are visible on the reverse, but you have to look hard to spot any problems on the front. A couple of teensy tears in the edging could stand to be reinforced (a cheap and easy fix). Underlying metal is brass and dating would be circa 1900.
The prior owner, who acquired the tray in England about 30 years ago, recalls that it was difficult even then to find cherub silver. You could look for a long while before finding another affordable tray of this quality.
There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!