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Silver Platters & Trays

Whether one is serving caviar at a black-tie dinner or tea to friends, silver platters & trays are sure to impress. Silver platters and trays come in a variety of styles from the ornate to the unadorned. Some of the most celebrated producers of platters and trays include Tiffany & Co., Reed & Barton, and Dominick & Haff.

19th century British and American silver platters often feature floral and elaborate geometric patterns. Modernist designs such as those created by Scandinavian designer Georg Jensen boast cleaner and more simple lines.

While there are plenty of excellent contemporary silver platters and trays, the warm patina of vintage and antique examples can be especially enrapturing. A great silver patina suggests the platter was cherished and enjoyed over many generations. These antique finds also suggest the charm of a bygone era in which even a lowly bowl of soup was served on a beautiful receptacle.


Quick Facts

  • In January 2015, Skinner Auctioneers sold two Francis I trays, each scarcely over 11 inches, for more than $900
  • In 2005, Christie’s in Sydney, Australia sold a six-inch diameter George II sterling tray for more than $600, a testament to the demand for sterling platters and trays even at such a diminutive size
  • The Georgian period (1714-1830) is considered the Golden Age of platters and trays. Examples remain among the most desired objects by sterling collectors

Recommended Items at Auction

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HERMES
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
HERMES
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €80- €160
€303 Bids
A silver plated serving tray having grape and vine decoration to the border. D 26
Feb 23, 3:00 PM AEDT
A silver plated serving tray having grape and vine decoration to the border. D 26
by Lawsons
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD152 Bids
PUIFORCAT, PARIS
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
PUIFORCAT, PARIS
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €450- €900
€302 Bids
OGGETTISTICA
Mar 07, 10:30 AM CET
OGGETTISTICA
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €160- €200
€1601 Bid
Antique Chinoiserie silver plate oval tray
Feb 25, 12:00 PM AEDT
Antique Chinoiserie silver plate oval tray
by Lugosi Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1001 Bid
PETIT PLATEAU, ANGLETERRE
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
PETIT PLATEAU, ANGLETERRE
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €150- €300
€101 Bid
IMPORTANT PLATEAU DE SERVICE
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
IMPORTANT PLATEAU DE SERVICE
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €500- €1,000
€101 Bid
A pair of George IV second course dishes
Mar 05, 10:00 AM GMT
A pair of George IV second course dishes
by Lyon & Turnbull
Est: £3,000- £5,000
£1,5001 Bid
GORHAM SILVERPLATE HANDLED SERVING TRAY, FOLIATE DECORATION
Mar 10, 10:00 AM PST
GORHAM SILVERPLATE HANDLED SERVING TRAY, FOLIATE DECORATION
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $120- $150
$900 Bids
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Lg Silver Plate Circular Platter w Rococo Border
Feb 25, 12:00 PM EST
Lg Silver Plate Circular Platter w Rococo Border
by Neely Auction
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
A silver plated twin handled tray
Feb 23, 4:00 PM GMT
A silver plated twin handled tray
by Martel Maides
Est: £30- £40
£200 Bids
Castillo Silverplated "Pluma Azteca" Enamel Tray
Mar 12, 11:00 AM EDT
Castillo Silverplated "Pluma Azteca" Enamel Tray
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
19TH C. GERMAN SILVERPLATED FIGURAL CARRIAGE TRAY
Feb 23, 1:30 PM PST
19TH C. GERMAN SILVERPLATED FIGURAL CARRIAGE TRAY
by Auction Plus, Inc.
Est: $2,000- $4,000
$9000 Bids
ENSEMBLE DE 4 PLATEAUX
Feb 28, 10:30 AM CET
ENSEMBLE DE 4 PLATEAUX
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €60- €120
€100 Bids
Large Edwardian Silver Plate Tray on Fitted Stand
Mar 02, 10:00 AM EST
Large Edwardian Silver Plate Tray on Fitted Stand
by Neue Auctions
Est: $500- $1,000
$2500 Bids
Silver platter or basin, marker Mateo MartInez Moreno, Cordoba, 1791
Mar 04, 5:00 PM CET
Silver platter or basin, marker Mateo MartInez Moreno, Cordoba, 1791
by Ansorena
Est: €1,050- €1,400
€7000 Bids
Salamanca silver tray 1782.
Mar 04, 5:00 PM CET
Salamanca silver tray 1782.
by Ansorena
Est: €1,050- €1,400
€7000 Bids
Spanish silver circular salvilla, Law 916, 20th century
Mar 05, 5:00 PM CET
Spanish silver circular salvilla, Law 916, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €270- €360
€1800 Bids
Circular platter with Spanish silver lid, Law 916, 20th century
Mar 05, 5:00 PM CET
Circular platter with Spanish silver lid, Law 916, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €300- €400
€2000 Bids
Rectangular Spanish silver tray, Law 916, 20th century
Mar 05, 5:00 PM CET
Rectangular Spanish silver tray, Law 916, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €180- €240
€1200 Bids
Salvilla with sinuous profile of Spanish silver, Law 916, 20th century
Mar 05, 5:00 PM CET
Salvilla with sinuous profile of Spanish silver, Law 916, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €525- €700
€3400 Bids
Oval Spanish silver tray, Law 916, 20th century
Mar 05, 5:00 PM CET
Oval Spanish silver tray, Law 916, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €225- €300
€1500 Bids
Spanish silver salvilla Law 916, 20th century
Mar 05, 5:00 PM CET
Spanish silver salvilla Law 916, 20th century
by Ansorena
Est: €525- €700
€3400 Bids
OGGETTISTICA
Mar 06, 10:30 AM CET
OGGETTISTICA
by Aste Boetto SRL
Est: €500- €550
€5000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Platters & Trays


Potteries Auctions

Potteries Auctions

Accademia Fine Art

Accademia Fine Art

Ansorena

Ansorena

Aste Boetto SRL

Aste Boetto SRL