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A large Victorian silverplated tray, rectangular with gadrooned handles, a cast floral border and central well engraved with an anthemion border and flowers surrounding a cartouche. Inscription reads: "Presented to John B. Bland by his friends as a mark of their appreciation of the fidelity and zeal manifested by him in the discharge of his duty, while a member of the City Council, in procuring the repaving of Lafayette Avenue." Mark on back for Meriden Quadruple Plate. Note: although found in Nashville, which has a Lafayette Ave., the tray may have belonged to John B. Bland, a member of city council in Petersburg, Virginia, who was killed in an 1894 explosion at a fireworks factory in Blandford, Va., where he was an executive. 25"W (including handles) x 17"D. American, Circa 1880. Condition: Excellent condition with some scratching.