This is a very beautiful, antique silver plated serving tray / platter. It is etched with flowers and has an engraving as well that reads: "Presented by the officers and employees of the middle division of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad to Col John J Lawrence. Late Superintendent. As a merited official tribute and a mark of their personal esteem. Renovo Feby 3 1866." The tray measures 35 inches long and 23 inches wide. It measures approximately 11 pounds and 14 ounces. Colonial John J Lawrence lived in Washington County, PA. He enlisted 8/15/1862 into the 46th PA infantry and mustered out 5/18/1863. After the war he lived in Allegheny, PA. He lived from 1827 - 1893 and survived the Johnstown Flood. Take a look at the pictures for the best description. A photo is as good as a thousand words and is the best description of cosmetic condition. Use your ZOOM TOOL to best see this item! Please look closely at the photos for condition answers. Displays nicely, great addition to your collection or decor! We describe items as best we can and as we see them. Some details may be missed but not intentionally. Condition of an item is our opinion. If you have any questions on the condition of these items let us know before you purchase! Thanks for looking!