Papier-maché Tray by Henry Loveridge & Co.

  • This enchanting tray by Henry Loveridge & Co. is exquisitely crafted from papier-maché
  • Exhibiting magnificent artistry, the tray is beautifully hand-painted to simulate burr walnut
  • A stunning gilt border adds a luxurious touch to this remarkably rare piece
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Item No. 30-3586

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This enchanting papier-maché tray by Henry Loveridge & Co. exhibits exceptional artistry and exquisite craftsmanship. Oval in shape, the elegant tray is beautifully hand-painted at its center to simulate the detailed grain of burr walnut. A border decorated in gold against black ground with bands of scrolls and foliage add sumptuous luxury to this rare piece.

Established in 1848, the British japanner Henry Loveridge & Co. of Wolverhamton is remembered today as one of the most successful japanned ware factories of its time. Today, antique works by this prestigious company are exceedingly rare, especially such well-crafted examples such as this.

A similar tray by Henry Loveridge & Co.  with burr walnut decoration is currently in the collection of the Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Stamped with maker's mark of Henry Loveridge & Co., Wolverhamton, United Kingdom on base
England, circa 1855-1875

16 1/8” length x 13 1/4” wide
Papier-maché Tray by Henry Loveridge & Co.
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Depth: 16.13 Inches
Length: 16
Width: 13.25 Inches
Height: 2.5 Inches

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