early c19th regency period maroon and gilt papiermch circular tray by clay london

Early C19th Regency period maroon and gilt papier-mâché circular tray by Clay , London.



Item Ref

ML 206


Early C19th Regency period maroon and gilt papier-mâché circular tray by Clay , London.
Striking maroon ground papier-mâché tray decorated in gilt with exotic moths and butterflies within a trailing floral design .
The raised edge with thin gilded bands . The reverse bearing a clear manufacturers stamp of “Clay , King St, Covt Garden “.
The size and the raised edge of this tray indicate it was probably made to be used by a footman in order to receive calling or visiting cards as was the custom in Georgian and Regency society.
In excellent original condition with only minor historic aged crazing to the surface .
*Clay and Company (1770-1860) of Covent Garden ,London , were esteemed makers of a patented form of durable papier-mâché products , known as ‘ heat-resisting paper ware’ . The material was patented by Henry Clay in 1772 . Begun in Birmingham, the company transferred its business to London in around 1785 . The company completed commissions for the Royal family , the nobility and gentry .
H 10”
W 10”
D 2”
England c. 1810
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 206


Height = 25 cm (10")
Width = 25 cm (10")
Depth = 5 cm (2")

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