I bought this quadruple silver-plated tray at an estate sale today. Without the handles, it measures 16 1/2 inches long and 13 1/8 inches wide. Each handle is 3 1/2 inches long. It is quite heavy, and is in very good condition with a few normal scratches due to its age.
One of the handles does need to be soldered onto the edge of the tray.
There are nature images of 2 adult birds, 3 baby birds in a nest, a butterfly, a bee, fish, flowers, leaves. Around the perimeter are Egyptian symbols: palm trees, camels, temples, ibis, lions with pharoh heads,
On the back in a circle is imprinted: SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO. QUADRUPLE PLATE + Under the circle is the number 95.
I have looked up the maker, and I know the tray came from Wallingford, CT, probably in the late 1800’s.
My questions are:
Is there a pattern name?
Is it called “aesthetic” in style?
Is it worth more or less than the $75 I paid for it?
How should I clean it?
This is my first post to this forum. I would appreciate any information you can give.