The Germans didn’t have a monopoly on crafted brass trays. Shown above, an English Arts & Crafts brass tray, embellished with a scrolling “whiplash” decoration. Imagine it in the breakfast room of a handsome Edwardian home—across the English channel from Continental Europe. Made by Joseph Sankey and Sons, it has two brass handles and six ball feet. Perfectly sized for a round of cocktail stems or tea for two—or, perhaps, sitting atop a dressing table.
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