Vintage Silverplate Butler's Tray - Sheffield Silver Company - K Monogram - Electroplated Copper EPC
The Sheffield Silver Company was founded in Brooklyn, NY in 1908. They created a range of silver serving pieces that included coffee and tea sets, trays, platters and tableware. In 1974 they were acquired by Reed and Barton, a centuries old American silversmith who operated from 1824-2015 In Taunton, MA
This vintage, possibly antique Butler's tray is marked with the Sheffield stamp on back along with the numbers 5/252. 252 stands for the style of the tray and the number 5 might be a date code reference. In the 1960's Sheffield was producing 252 trays but they were marked with the number 13/252, which leads us to believe that this tray marked with the number 5 was from a much earlier decade.
This butler tray is unique in the fact that is monogrammed with the letter K, which gives us a little hint at its past owners. Is it K for Kennedy or Karl or Kavanaugh? Maybe its K for Kelly or Kardashian or Korbel. The fun is in the guessing at who might have owned this beauty and when.
Made of electroplated copper, it is in a gorgeous tarnished state, which adds lots of character. If you prefer it a little more on the shiny side, careful cleaning with silver polish will brighten it up, but around here we are always fans of natural aging and authentic patina, so it is listed here as is.
- Large Size
- Two handles
- K monogram
- Etched design features florals, shells and swags
- Stamped on bottom with maker's mark
Contains natural oxidation and tarnish due to age. A light polish has been applied to bring out the details of the design which in turn has revealed patches of copper shading on about 2/3rds of the tray giving it a light salmon-colored glow in spots. The back of the tray has been left in its completely tarnished condition. Please see photos.
Measures 22.25" inches (length) x 13.5" inches (width) x .75" inches (height) and weighs just over 4lbs.
Vintage silver trays in all their weathered states look so pretty hanging on a wall. Find more silver trays in the shop here.