Produced in Germany in the latter decades of the 19th Century, this silver tray is rectangular in form with rounded edges and a moulded lip. The tray has two scrolled foliate handles and features a distinctive garlanded ram’s head on each of its four sides. The tray carries an inscription, which reads in German:
IHRER KÖNIGLICHEN HOHEIT / DER / PRINZESSIN PAULINE VON WÜRTTEMBERG / ZUR VERMÄHLUNGSFEIER / AM 29. OCTOBER 1898 / IN EHRERBIETUNG GEWIDMET / VON DEM / WURTTEMB. KUNSTGEWERBEVEREIN
And, translated into English, reads:
YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESS / OF THE / PRINCESS PAULINE OF WÜRTTEMBERG / TO THE MERCHANTING PARTY / OCTOBER 29, 1898 / DEDICATED TO HONOR / OF THE / WURTTEMB. ARTS ASSOCIATION
The tray is marked beneath with silver marks.