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, a 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. 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.