Description from Fifth and Main Street
Silver Tray. 12 inch VINTAGE Silverplate tray/engraved, Very Nice Leonard TRAY. English Cottege. By FifthandMainStreet on Etsy.
Leonard Silver was founded by Leonard Florence, the son of an immigrant Russian grocer.
Mr. Florence learned the silver trade while working for Raimond Silver Manufacturing Co. in Chelsea, Ma. The company was unprofitable, but he turned it around and received half of the profit upon its sale in1968. In 1969, Leonard Silver was formed.
Leonard Silver was bought out by Towle Silversmiths in 1979. Most Leonard silver-plated hollow ware was made in the 1950s and 1960s, but there were also pieces produced in the 1970s. However, the mark was also used by Towle, and many Leonard pieces were made in Italy and Spain.
The mark on this piece reads: Leonard SilverPlate The front is Monogrammed with the letters BEO (which are the initials to a possible sorority, or fraternity) I didn’t research this though.
This tray is in very good vintage condition. There is some minimal scratching on the back, but the front looks good, with the exception of normal wear on a vintage tray.
The simple round shape has a pierced design and is monogrammed.
The diameter measures 12 1/8 inches.
This is a lovely serving piece, but would also be beautiful as a charger/under-plate. Note the photos where it is used as such..