LARGE 'HOTEL MEURICE, PARIS' SERVING TRAY
Beautiful, large French silverplate serving tray from the renown 'Hotel Meurice, Paris'. It bears the Hotel Motto of a Greyhound, Crown and Sword.
Over the years, Le Meurice has often been referred to as ‘Hotel des Rois’ (Hotel of Kings), due to its many royal guests. In 1855, HM Queen Victoria stayed with there on her official state visit to Paris and, in her honour, the entire first floor was renovated. In 1898, the hotel’s new owner Arthur Million began a major expansion and renovation project. The builders took in a stray greyhound dog which was adopted by the hotel staff and went on to become the hotels mascot & emblem.
Stamped with the makers mark Ercuis.
A fabulous decorative and useful piece, full of atmosphere and history.
Some expected wear, commensurate with age and use.
Circa: First half 20th Century
Condition: In good antique condition.
Dimensions: 2.5cm h x 61.5cm w x 28cm d