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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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Two silver plated English trays, early 20th century
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
Two silver plated English trays, early 20th century
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €0- €0
€552 Bids
2 plated trays
Oct 04, 9:00 AM EDT
2 plated trays
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$62 Bids
A silver tray decorated with commemorative medal
Oct 08, 12:30 PM ICT
A silver tray decorated with commemorative medal
by RCB Auctions
Est: ฿20,000- ฿25,000
฿9,0002 Bids
2 plated trays
Oct 04, 9:00 AM EDT
2 plated trays
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$82 Bids
English silver plated Entreè dish, early 20th century
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
English silver plated Entreè dish, early 20th century
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €0- €0
€552 Bids
Silverplated Tray and Bowl
Oct 04, 9:00 AM EDT
Silverplated Tray and Bowl
by Wehrly's Auction Service
Est: $0- $0
$21 Bid
Vintage Silverplate Serving Dishes, Platters, S&P,
Oct 03, 5:00 PM MST
Vintage Silverplate Serving Dishes, Platters, S&P,
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Multiple pcs Silverplate Serving Trays, Cake Knife
Oct 03, 5:00 PM MST
Multiple pcs Silverplate Serving Trays, Cake Knife
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
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JUGENDSTIL, BUTTERPLATTE UND TABLETT
Oct 04, 2:00 PM CEST
JUGENDSTIL, BUTTERPLATTE UND TABLETT
by Schuler Auktionen
Est: CHF140- CHF220
CHF1401 Bid
PR OF ORNATE VINTAGE PLATED SERVING TRAYS
Oct 25, 9:00 AM CDT
PR OF ORNATE VINTAGE PLATED SERVING TRAYS
by Jackson's International
Est: $10- $20
$101 Bid
A Large Collection of Silver Plate Trays
Oct 16, 11:00 AM AEDT
A Large Collection of Silver Plate Trays
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD60- AUD120
AUD301 Bid
english silver plated Entreè dish, early 20th century
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
english silver plated Entreè dish, early 20th century
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €0- €0
€101 Bid
Art Nouveau Silver-plate Bread Tray
Oct 22, 2:00 PM EDT
Art Nouveau Silver-plate Bread Tray
by Connoisseur Online
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
Trays and plates in silver metal
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
Trays and plates in silver metal
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €0- €0
€200 Bids
Two English silver plated trays, 20th century
Oct 06, 2:00 PM CEST
Two English silver plated trays, 20th century
by Bertolami Fine Art
Est: €0- €0
€100 Bids
Twp Antique Silver Plated Serving Platter Trays
Oct 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Twp Antique Silver Plated Serving Platter Trays
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$100 Bids
Two Large Antique Silver Plate Serving Platters Tray
Oct 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Large Antique Silver Plate Serving Platters Tray
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $100- $200
$100 Bids
Group of Seven (7) Antique Silver Plated Serving Trays
Oct 22, 10:00 AM EDT
Group of Seven (7) Antique Silver Plated Serving Trays
by Premier Auction Galleries
Est: $30- $60
$100 Bids
Silver tray
Oct 06, 10:00 AM CEST
Silver tray
by Twents Veilinghuis
Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
Collection of mixed items: including Silver plated gallery tray, pottery plates etc
Oct 08, 10:00 AM BST
Collection of mixed items: including Silver plated gallery tray, pottery plates etc
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £15- £30
£140 Bids
Large tray lot of silver plate including muffin dish, tea pot and various other items.
Oct 07, 10:00 AM BST
Large tray lot of silver plate including muffin dish, tea pot and various other items.
by Potteries Auctions
Est: £10- £20
£100 Bids
An English Silver-Plate Meat Dome and Associated Tray
Oct 10, 10:00 AM CDT
An English Silver-Plate Meat Dome and Associated Tray
by Hindman
Est: $200- $300
$1000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Platters & Trays


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

I.M. Chait Gallery

I.M. Chait Gallery

Leo Spik

Leo Spik

Bertolami Fine Art

Bertolami Fine Art