9 October 2002
A SILVER TWO-HANDLE TRAY
Mark of William Gale & Son, New York, 1853-1859
Oval with applied tongue and dart border, with two foliate-capped handles, the field engraved S.S.Farrar, marked underside.
32½in. (82.4cm.) over handles; 149oz.
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