Small Tunbridge Ware Gaming Tray with Greek Meander Mosaic Band c1860

£65.00

Product Code:23010306

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Description

Heading : Tunbridge Ware – A Small ‘Gaming Tray’ with Simple Mosaic Band
Date : c1860
Period : Victorian
Origin : Brighton. England

Decoration : plain. open topped tray with canted sides and an eight-square geometric band (Greek wave meander style) within banded key-lines; the tray has a distinctive. slightly oversized base.
Size : 10.2 x 7.7 x 2.8 cm
Condition : Excellent; no damage. very little wear
Restoration : none
Weight : 35 grams

Notes : We have seen several identical small trays such as this – one of which was labelled for Childs & Son; these were. predominantly. cabinet makers and Tunbridge Ware retailers based in Brighton. who turned their hand to producing their own wares. Retailed as ‘gaming trays’ we can only presume that they were used for tokens or coins by sporting gentlemen exercising their predilection for a spot of bone-ace or cribbage…

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Weight100 g

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