This lovely vintage hand wrought aluminum floral motif handled hostess tray from Wilson Specialties Company, Brooklyn, New York is certain to enhance the beauty and elegance of any party! It is decorated with a floral motif and shows its age with its patina and tarnish. I did not use any silver cleaner on this tray to preserve the patina, and also so you can more easily see the pattern. This tray is from between the 1920s - 1940s according to research I could find online.
The pattern is very decorative and flowing. It has what to me looks like a dogwood flower with non-dogwood leaves that at narrow with 8 lobed leaves.
In the center of the tray is a tall spindle handle. The tray is hallmarked on the bottom "Hand Wrought Aluminum Wilson Specialties Co Inc Brooklyn NY" . It is in great condition with no scratches, dents or dings, but again it is old and is tarnished, which I did not remove. There is also a small orangish-yellow stain on the bottom of the handle between the two tiers which isn't very noticeable - it looks like hardened grease but I'm scared to use degreaser on it in case it ruins the patina.
Height: 8 inches
Diameter of top tier: 7 inches
Diameter of bottom tier: 11.5 inches
Handle length (just from the top tier to the top of the handle):** 2.5 inches
***The price listed below for shipping is estimated for the West Coast (I live on the East Coast). If you live closer to the East Coast the price might be less, thus I will refund the overage to you over $1.50 after I confirm the shipping price with the U.S. Post Office)**