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Set of 3 Copper Pin Trays Inset with Coins CC244
Set of 3 Copper Pin Trays Inset with Coins CC244
Three original, quality matching circular copper pin trays each inset with a UK penny to the centre. One 1899 Queen Victoria, one 1907 King Edward VII and one 1923 King George V. The coins are visible both sides of each tray, the tops have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all are complete and in good order.

Each tray 4" diam.

0.5" front to back.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 75.00


Copper Crane Crumb Tray CT18
Original, quality late 19th century copper crumb tray for clearing crumbs from the dining table. This superb example the first we have seen, is in the form of a very detailed "crane" head neck and wings. The brush is long gone, who cares, for this is the best we have ever seen. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

7.5" wide x 8.25" tall.

 
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Price: 135.00


Copper Crane Crumb Tray CT18



Silver Plated Candle Snuffer Tray CT8
Silver Plated Candle Snuffer Tray CT8
Original, quality, 19th century, silver plated candle snuffer tray, with engraved decoration to the base and raised flower and leaf decoration around the edge of the tray. Complete and in good order.

10.25" x 4" and 0.75".

 
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Price: 36.00


Royal Exchange Insurance Pin Tray, 2 available FM22
Original, quality 1920's circular copper pin tray or wine coaster embossed to the centre with the coat of arms for "Royal Exchange Assurance". This heavy small tray is impressed "Made in England by Henry Jenkins & Sons Ltd Birmingham". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

4.25" x 0.75".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 115.00


Royal Exchange Insurance Pin Tray, 2 available FM22



Auckland Cricket Association Tray SG227
Auckland Cricket Association Tray SG227
Original, quality circular silver plated drinks tray with a decorated outer rim detailed to the reverse for the manufacturer "Walker & Hall" and "Reproduction of Old English Plate" and "mounts stamped from the original Boulton & Watt dies circa 1774". The front is engraved "Presented to The National Director of Coaching, Martin Horton In Appreciation. Auckland Association 1984". A very clean tray in near mint condition.

14.5" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 135.00


Australia and England 1936 Cricket Tray SG226
Original, quality circular stainless steel drinks tray with a decorative rim and engraved facsimile signatures of presumably the Australian or England Cricket Teams of 1936 or some of each. A clean example. Complete and in good order.

10" diam x 0.25".

 
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Price: 65.00


Australia and England 1936 Cricket Tray SG226



Oval Copper Drinks Tray T153
Oval Copper Drinks Tray T153
Original, quality 1920's oval copper drinks tray with a dimpled hammered finish and a scalloped gallery all round. The underside is impressed "Hand Made" and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

18.5" x 9.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Visiting Card Tray T152
Original, quality circa 1900, small pressed brass tray with decorative side handles and pin punch decorated with floral designs surrounding "Welcome" to the centre. This card was manufactured for use in the hallway for 'Visiting Cards'. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9" x 5" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Visiting Card Tray T152



Newlyn Copper Circular Tray T151
Newlyn Copper Circular Tray T151
Original, quality 1920's circular copper tray with a wide border of very detailed embossed apples and leaves. This decorative example is stamped for the maker 'Newlyn' once to the top and twice to the underside. The first we have seen of this model. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed and complete and in good order.

8.25" x 8.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 300.00


Newlyn Copper Tray T148
Original, quality 1920's superb circular copper tray with a wide border of very detailed embossed seaweed, fish and cockle shells. This very decorative example is stamped "Newlyn" for the maker. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

13.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 485.00


Newlyn Copper Tray T148



Copper Drinks Tray T147
Copper Drinks Tray T147
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's all copper tea / drinks tray of an unusual form. This super tray has serpentine shape sides to the longer lengths and concaves to the ends with convex shaped barley twist handles. The floor is embossed with designs of acanthus leaves and flowers and all is complete and in good order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

22" x 15" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 185.00


Huge Silver Plated Tray T146
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped silver plated tray with handles to each end and four bracket feet. This superb example is engraved to the floor with designs of acanthus leaves and roses and the theme is continued around the edge of the tray with deep relief applied moulding and with matching feet. The underside is stamped for the maker "Oetzmann & Co Hampstead Road W., C 3114 & EPNS". This tray is showing no signs of wear to the silver plating, in fact, shows little if any signs of previous use. All is in outstanding condition.

Total including handles and feet 32.25" x 20" x 2.5".

Tray only 26.5" x 20".

 
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Price: 450.00


Huge Silver Plated Tray T146



Teachers Whisky Copper Tray T145
Teachers Whisky Copper Tray T145
Original, quality 1920's / 30's circular copper drinks tray. This very clean example is embossed "Teachers Highland Cream Whisky" and "Wm Teachers & Sons Ltd Distillers". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

12.25" x 1" tall.

 
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Price: 75.00


JS&S Brass Drinks Tray T144
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped sheet brass drinks / tea tray with a hammered finish to the floor, an Art Nouveau outer shape and side handles. The reverse is impressed "JS&SB" for the manufacturer "Joseph Sankey & Son". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Another identical tray but in copper may well be available ref code: T143.

Including handles 25.5" x 10.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 185.00


JS&S Brass Drinks Tray T144



JS&S Copper Drinks Tray T143
JS&S Copper Drinks Tray T143
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped sheet copper drinks / tea tray with a hammered finish to the floor, an Art Nouveau outer shape and side handles. The reverse is impressed "Made in England". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All is complete and in good and working order. Another identical tray but in brass may well be available ref code: T144.

Including handles 25.5" x 10.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 185.00


JS&S Copper and Brass Tray T142
Original, quality 1920's sheet copper drinks tray of an oval form with cast brass handles to each end. This super example has an embossed detail of apples and upcurved sides. The underside is impressed "JS&S" for the manufacturer Joseph Sankey & Sons, "Made in England" and "Solid Copper". Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

Including handles 17.75" x 11.75" plus 1.75" tall.

 
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Price: 85.00


JS&S Copper and Brass Tray T142



Sheffield Plated Small Card Tray T141
Sheffield Plated Small Card Tray T141
Original, quality mid 19th century small Sheffield plated visiting card tray, with a rope twist outer rim, four bracket feet and traces of the original Sheffield plate to the underside. The upper surface is now in polished copper and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is now complete and in good and working order.

7" x 5.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Keswick Staybrite Circular Tray T137
Original, quality 1920's circular stainless steel drinks tray with a rolled over the top rim with a diagonal line detail and stamped to the underside of the rim "K.S.I.A" for "Keswick School of International Arts" and "Firth Staybrite". Complete and in good order.

13" diam x 0.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Keswick Staybrite Circular Tray T137



Arts & Crafts Small Brass Tray T132
Arts & Crafts Small Brass Tray T132
Original, quality 1920's rectangular shaped small brass tray, probably for visiting cards. This example with an Arts & Crafts feel has a shaped gallery and a totally beaten bottom surface. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

9.25" x 7.25" x 1".

 
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Price: 56.00


Galleried Oak Tray T131
Original, quality late 19th century rectangular shaped oak drinks tray with a nickel gallery with side handles, nickel bun feet to the underside and a central nickel plate for engraving if required. All has been cleaned and refinished with the nickel polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

23.5" x 13.5" including handles.

3" tall including feet.

 
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Price: 135.00


Galleried Oak Tray T131



Newlyn Type Copper Coaster T127
Newlyn Type Copper Coaster T127
Original, quality 1920's circular copper pin tray or bottle coaster with turned up outer rim and the embossed detail of a cormorant on a rock with the sea and sky behind. This definitely has the signs of a Newlyn piece of copperwork but is not marked as such. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

5.75" diam and 0.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 156.00


Newlyn Copper Tray T126
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped copper drinks tray with a 'pie crust' gallery and the detail of a 'Cod type fish to the centre. The reverse is stamped "Newlyn" for the maker. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order.

15.5" x 8.75" and 1".

 
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Price: 230.00


Newlyn Copper Tray T126



Large Nickel Plated Tray T116
Large Nickel Plated Tray T116
Original, quality 1920's, large silver or nickel plated tea / drinks tray in the Arts and Crafts style. This example is stamped to the reverse for the manufacturer "James Dixon and Sons of Sheffield" and engraved to the front centre "Presented to Hilton Grundy Esq. As a token of esteem from his old boys Oct 1923." The exaggerated shape has a pie crust rim, two handgrip recesses and an overall chiselled decoration. The plating is rubbed in places but not badly and the underside has not been cleaned or polished. A stunning tray, in good working order.

19.5" x 26" and 1.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 145.00


Copper Johnnie Walker Tray, 4 available T107
Original, quality 1920's, circular copper drinks tray embossed with a scene of Johnnie Walker striding along the pavement and detailed "Born Eighteen Twenty Still Going Strong". The turned over outer rim is embossed in Art Nouveau form, upper cased text "Johnnie Walker". The top surface has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

13.25" diameter x 0.75".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 65.00


Copper Johnnie Walker Tray, 4 available T107



Galleon Copper Tray T85
Galleon Copper Tray T85
Original, quality 1930's circular copper drinks tray, with a scalloped rim and a hand beaten design of a galleon to the tray, with a background of bubbles. Stamped to the reverse "Handmade". This example was probably made by 'J and F Pool of Hayle in Cornwall' and it has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

11.25" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 85.00


Art Nouveau Brass Pin Tray T77
Original, quality, small, circular brass tray with an upturned edge, four shaped cut outs and an engraved design of a maiden with prickly pear cacti, all in an Art Nouveau style. Probably circa 1900/1920's. Polished, lacquered and complete and in good order.

5.25" x 0.5".

 
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Price: 45.00


Art Nouveau Brass Pin Tray T77



Galleried Copper Tray T76
Galleried Copper Tray T76
Original, quality, rectangular shaped copper tea tray, circa 1900, with a deep shaped gallery and an engraved border to the base, of an Art Nouveau form. A chunky and useful tray, lacquered, complete and in good order.

19.5" x 14" x 1.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Oval Brass Tea Tray T55
Original, quality heavy brass, oval shaped tea/drinks tray, circa 1900/1920's, with a raised outer rim and open ring handles to each end. This tray was originally nickel plated and much of this has remained on the underside. The raised border has a rope twist embossed decoration, the handles have a beaded design and the main tray has a repeated motif of acanthus leaves and flower heads around the outer edge and an oval design to the centre. A super quality tray. Has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed if required at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

27" including handles x 17" and 1.75".

 
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Price: 250.00


Oval Brass Tea Tray T55



6 Matching Pieces Ebony Dressing Table Accessories T40
6 Matching Pieces Ebony Dressing Table Accessories T40
Six matching pieces 1920's of ebony boudoir accessories comprising rectangular tray, pair of candlesticks, hair tidy and another container both with screw off tops and a pin cushion. All apart from the tray are impressed "Real Ebony" and all are complete and in good order.

Tray 11" x 6.5" x 1.25".

Candlesticks 4 7/8" tall.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 145.00