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