Designer / Maker
Designed and manufactured by W.A.S. Benson (1854-1924)
Diameter: 30 cm
English (London), circa 1900
Maker’s marks (see right)
[Benson trade catalogue] Price List of Fittings for Oil, Gas, Candle, Table Ware, &c., London, 1899-1900, pl. 26, no 703
Circular trays of this type designed and manufactured by Benson were available in three sizes (of which this is the smallest); engraved (as here) or plain, and either silvered or copper. The trays were also adapted as table tops.
Other circular and oval trays were also available.