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Austin Lady

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iconnumber posted 11-17-2004 06:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Austin Lady     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[01-1905]

This pierced 8" shallow dish is marked Sterling. A small "drip" saucer is attached. For tea bags? Hallmark, is this a griffin around a "S".

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iconnumber posted 11-19-2004 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Brent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,

The trademark is the old Simpson, Hall Miller & Co. trademark, used by International Silver Co. on some of their sterling items. It is supposed to be a plumed knight's helmet over a shield. I'm not sure how they decided what trademark to use on what, but it is definitely an International Silver Co. product.

Hard to say exactly what your piece is for. There are a lot of similar dishes out there; I suspect most were simply gift items that didn't see a lot of use:-). If I had to guess, I would say they probably sold it as a bread or roll basket.

Brent

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iconnumber posted 11-22-2004 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Austin Lady     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you! I really appreciate your help!

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