Trays & Platters
Are you preparing to host Thanksgiving dinner, an engagement party or bridal shower, or maybe you simply need an easier way to serve your family breakfast in the morning? You can find all sorts of uses for a well designed, large metal serving tray.
However, there are far more applications than immediately meet the eye. For example, a custom aluminum tray can be one of the most perfect gifts for those who love to have family and friends over for gathering. And, with such beautiful engravings, these can be especially effective for events like weddings and anniversaries!
Distinctive Metalware: Nature-Inspired and Patterned
Creating fine metalware has been part of Wendell August Forge's tradition of excellence since 1923. Our trays, platters and plates bear the classic designs that have made us so popular for decades on end. We invite you to scroll through our huge assortment of serving pieces, to get a true appreciation for the intricacy and beauty of the artwork, meticulously engraved into molds by our master die-cutters and then cast into metal using techniques based on ancient forging practices.
Our designs inspired by the splendor of nature are some of our most popular. Take a look at our Dogwood Blossom pieces. The story goes that dogwood flowers, which have four petals in the shape of a cross, with indentations at the edges that are reminiscent of nail imprints, symbolize Jesus' crucifixion. In keeping with our tradition, the dogwood pattern shows how we strive to add deeper meaning to the artwork on our keepsakes.
Other incredibly lovely nature styles include our Winter Cardinal, Autumn, Evergreen and Pussy Willow pieces, plus others. Take a look at all these sophisticated designs, which reflect the purity and serenity of the natural world.
For those of you who love striking, geometric shapes and arrangements, several of our selections will amaze and delight. Our Amalfi design was inspired by the sensuality of the Italian countryside, and the Santa Fe pattern reflects American Southwest artistry. Our Celebration pieces express themselves with baroque flourishes, while our Cubist motif is a Picasso-inspired style, part of our Impressions line.
Favorite Cities, Inspirational Pieces and More
Still other Wendell August Forge creations derive from peoples' devotion to or admiration of certain places, be it their city of residence or a place that they found truly remarkable. For these individuals, we suggest checking out our city-themed metalware styles, such as the skylines of Memphis, Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh or Toronto.
If you are drawn to inspirational or religious-themed art, you'll adore our many expertly rendered metal creations of that genre, like the Baptism Sandwich Tray, Give Us This Day Bread Tray or the Last Supper Small Horizon Tray.
Indeed, we have something to please everyone among our platters, plates and trays. While they are impressive, gorgeous items for entertaining, they are uplifting works of art in themselves, just as exquisite when displayed in a place of honor for all to admire.