The production of pewter or silver trays in the shape that we are familiar with today only began in the eighteenth century. Though the trays made before then had the same function, they had different shapes, generally oblong. A seventeenth century innovation in the field of homeware was the tray with stand, defined by Thomas Blount in 1661 as "a new fashionable article, broad and flat with one foot underneath, used to serve beer and other liquids so as to stop them dripping on the tablecloth".
We have a large range of pewter trays suitable for all purposes. The "jonico" tray, inspired by Hellenic tradition as can be seen from the decorations around the edge and the supports for the cherry wood handles which are derived from the typical Greek capital, is perfect for a regal breakfast in bed. The same tray can also be used as a service table in which case it is supported by the cherry wood stand. For serving at table, we have two serving platters made entirely in pewter or pewter and ceramics. Item 11710 features a useful wooden carving board. The oval serving platter from the "convivio" series, instead, is made from ironstone ceramics with a pewter band lying flush with the rim which gives it an even more elegant appearance. For serving tea or coffee we have a vast range of rectangular, oval or circular trays in different shapes and styles that are available with or without handles.