18 - 19 January 2007
PROPERTY OF A LADY
A SILVER TEA TRAY
MARK OF WILLIAM FORBES, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1850, RETAILED BY BALL, BLACK & CO.
Oval, with leaf border and leaf-clad and beaded handles, the field engraved with a monogram JTF, marked on reverse
23½ in. long; 77 oz.
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