This exceptional antique Austro-Hungarian silver drinks tray has a plain oval form.
The surface of this silver tray is plain and unembellished.
The raised rounded border is ornamented with impressive cast and applied scrolling leaf decoration to the rim.
The tray incorporates a pair of inset oval-shaped handles.
The hallmarks struck to this exceptional silver oval tray include:
Maker's mark: BB.A (untraced)
Assay mark: Dianakopf mark - P (Pest, Hungary)
Silver quality/purity mark: Dianakopf mark* (.800, 800/1000)
* This variation of the Dianakopf mark was used for Austro-Hungarian silver between 1872-1922; this mark determines the date of this piece as circa 1900.
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Maker: Untraced Maker's Mark