1698-1699 English Tray at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "A waiter is a small tray which held cups, or cards and letters, and was presented by a servant. Waiters were often made with feet to protect the surface on which they were placed. These examples are hexagonal in form, on six ball-and-claw feet."
The sepia woman holding the lantern is ‘lighting the way so that others may see’ (an allegory to God) with her right foot forward and the foliage behind her. The difference in the clasp to the piece shows it was a later addition to a pendant.
This stoup is made up of a wall plaque on the bottom of which is affixed a small receptacle. Nicolas DELAUNAY (1646 - 1727) Situla (holy-water stoup): the Adoration of the Shepherds, after Cornelius Van Cleve 1677-78.
Platter (Tabaq) with Chinese Landscape, first half 17th century. Ceramic; fritware, molded and painted in cobalt blue under a transparent glaze, Gr. diam.: 19 in. (48.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Carll H. de Silver Fund, 73.166. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 73.166_top_PS2.jpg)
CIRCLE OF GEORG PFRÜNDT (CIRCA 1603-1663) SOUTH GERMAN, 17TH CENTURY AND LATER CUP WITH BATTLING SEA CREATURES AND ANDROMEDA narwhal and ivory mounted in silver gilt, the nude with inlay, with possibly associated ivory stem overall: 26cm., 10¼in.