Wood and brass round two handled inlaid serving tray and three footed tobacco jar in the Art nouveau, Jugendstil, or Seccessionist style made by the patent holder Erhard & Söhne.
This very attractive and beautiful quality tray has a tri-part stylised tree of life decoration and the tobacco jar has a scrolling leaf design and a turned brass handle to the lid. The interior has a handled lead type metal inner lid or press to hold the tobacco in place.
The company Erhard & sons was established, in 1844, by Carl Gottlieb Erhard and his two sons, Carl and Julius. They operated in Weißensteiner Straße, Schwäbisch Gmünd, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The company took out a patent in 1904 for inlaid brass. The designs here featured in their catalogue issued in 1905. The tobacco jar is their model number J100.
This very attractive and beautiful quality tray and tobacco jar are in excellent antique condition, there is a minor chip to inlay on the tray and the lid of the jar, some minor marks and wear from use.
This is a very decorative piece of Edwardian Art Nouveau or Jugendstil brass and wooden ware for the ideal for the sideboard or library.
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Tray Length 12.75 inches ( 32.5 cm)
Tray Diameter 11 .375 inches (29 cm)
Jar Height 5.75 inches ( 14.5 cm)
Jar Diameter 4 inches (10 cm)
Weight 1665 grammes unpacked