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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Vintage W.R. MIDWINTER LTD Glazed Ceramic Tray
Oct 20, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage W.R. MIDWINTER LTD Glazed Ceramic Tray
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc
Est: $20- $200
$205 Bids
A blue and white porcelain stem tray painted with a mountainous landscape design
Oct 17, 6:00 PM ICT
A blue and white porcelain stem tray painted with a mountainous landscape design
by RCB Auctions
Est: ฿5,000- ฿10,000
฿3,0002 Bids
Vintage Silver Plated Serving Trays
Oct 29, 5:00 PM EDT
Vintage Silver Plated Serving Trays
by Mebane Antique Auction
Est: $10- $1,000
$51 Bid
14PCS, SILVERPLATE HOLLOWARE: TRAYS, BOWLS, DISHES
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
14PCS, SILVERPLATE HOLLOWARE: TRAYS, BOWLS, DISHES
by Ahlers & Ogletree Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
French Silver Plate Art Deco Tray Glass Inserts
Oct 30, 1:00 PM EDT
French Silver Plate Art Deco Tray Glass Inserts
by Kavanagh Auctions
Est: $40- $15,000
$401 Bid
QUATTRO VASSOI OVALI - FOUR OVAL TRAYS
Oct 21, 6:30 PM CEST
QUATTRO VASSOI OVALI - FOUR OVAL TRAYS
by Galleria Sarno
Est: €5,000- €6,000
€3,5000 Bids
Herend Hungarian Porcelain Painted Serving Trays
Oct 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Herend Hungarian Porcelain Painted Serving Trays
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$500 Bids
Tee- und Kaffeekern Bombay, großes Tablett, WMF & runder Teller, Krupp Berndorf, versilbert
Oct 23, 10:00 AM CEST
Tee- und Kaffeekern Bombay, großes Tablett, WMF & runder Teller, Krupp Berndorf, versilbert
by K&K – Auktionen in Heidelberg
Est: €200- €250
€500 Bids
A late 18th century Dutch silver salver, Amsterdam 1773 by Reynier Brandt (1702 - 1788)
Oct 20, 10:00 AM BST
A late 18th century Dutch silver salver, Amsterdam 1773 by Reynier Brandt (1702 - 1788)
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£1000 Bids
SMALL OVAL TRAY IN SILVER
Oct 19, 3:30 PM CEST
SMALL OVAL TRAY IN SILVER
by Casa d'aste ARCADIA
Est: €50- €80
€400 Bids
Twelve Silver Plate Trophy Trays
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Twelve Silver Plate Trophy Trays
by Brunk Auctions
Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids
A carved and repousse' silver stem trays in the form of lotus ponds 
Oct 17, 6:00 PM ICT
A carved and repousse' silver stem trays in the form of lotus ponds 
by RCB Auctions
Est: ฿20,000- ฿25,000
฿9,0000 Bids
Portuguese Silver Tray "Gradinha"
Oct 25, 7:00 PM WEST
Portuguese Silver Tray "Gradinha"
by Leiloeira Santo Eloy
Est: €1,400- €1,900
€1,4000 Bids
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American Sterling Silver Tea Tray
Oct 24, 10:00 AM CDT
American Sterling Silver Tea Tray
by New Orleans Auction Galleries
Est: $2,500- $4,000
$2,4000 Bids
Minton England Porcelain Hand Painted Wall Charger Tray
Oct 17, 10:00 AM PDT
Minton England Porcelain Hand Painted Wall Charger Tray
by Taylor & Harris
Est: $350- $400
$3000 Bids
PRINTERS TYPE TRAY w/ MANY CLEVELAND CO. TYPE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
PRINTERS TYPE TRAY w/ MANY CLEVELAND CO. TYPE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$300 Bids
Rectangular tray, Austria-Hun
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Rectangular tray, Austria-Hun
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1500 Bids
Rectangular serving tray, 20t
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Rectangular serving tray, 20t
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€600 Bids
Large round tray, German, 20t
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Large round tray, German, 20t
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€1,0000 Bids
Round tray, German, 20th cent
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Round tray, German, 20th cent
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€5000 Bids
Large oval tray, German, 20th
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Large oval tray, German, 20th
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€8500 Bids
Oval tray, 20th century, silv
Nov 02, 10:00 AM CET
Oval tray, 20th century, silv
by Historia Auktionshaus
Est: €0- €0
€7500 Bids
Sehr großes Tablett. Christoffle.
Oct 29, 9:00 AM CEST
Sehr großes Tablett. Christoffle.
by Auktionshaus Wendl
Est: €0- €0
€2800 Bids
International Silver Co. Silver-Plate Oval Tray
Oct 28, 10:00 AM EDT
International Silver Co. Silver-Plate Oval Tray
by Showplace
Est: $100- $200
$250 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Silver Platters & Trays


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