Two handled Ebbtide sandwich tray by International Silver Company of Meriden, CT. The sandwich tray is approximately 13” from handle to handle and 10” wide. This tray reflects the Deco taste of the 1920s and 1930s, with its streamline decoration of concentric rings in the center of the tray, overlapping and graduating peaks around the trays border, and the stair stepping sweeps of line on the handles. The back of the tray is marked: International; International Silver Company’s manufacture mark -- a shield topped with a knight’s helmet and emblazoned in its center with a S – the shield mark being followed by STERLING; and H82A. Opposite International Silver Company’s identifying marks is a stamp Patent Pending. This tray is in excellent vintage condition.
The sterling silver Tiffany and Company fruit stand or tazza has a round pedestal foot and a pair of handles or ears that are full figural birds and flowers. It is approximately eight and a half inches tall to the top of the bird "ears/handles" and about eleven inches across the figural bird ears wide. Without the birds, it is about eight and a half inches in diameter. The fruit stand is marked "TIFFANY & CO. 2605 QUALITY 925-1000" on one side of the bottom and it is marked "M (old English style font) 758 UNION SQUARE" on the opposite side of the foot. These markings indicate that this tazza was made in the early 1870s. Besides the floral and bird decorations, there are also two die rolled borders, one on the bottom rim of the foot and another on the top rim of the tazza. There is also a matching knob in the middle of the pedestal foot. This piece is not monogrammed and has no other engravings. It is in great vintage condition and it has not been buffed.