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popcornfeet

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iconnumber posted 07-18-2009 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for popcornfeet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've gotten into estate sale and find things from time to time that I think are cool. When the sale is run by a dealer they pretty much know what's what but when a family runs it Ive gotten some things that tuned out to be other things - Pyrex insulator anyone?

I got this small footed thing with little legs and a cover described as a butter dish.

Not marked sterling or plate, not marked with anything except the above which has been harder to track down than I thought. It looks more irregular than a machine made thing - and the lid is really heavy. Heavier than it looks. Also the tarnish is more a charcoal color not that blue color that plate gets. Could this be sterling?

Any one know what the heck it is? Or by who?

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Kimo

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iconnumber posted 07-21-2009 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It is silver plated, not silver. I do not immediately recognize the maker from the marks, but perhaps someone here will. Could youl please post a couple of photos of the overall butter plate? That might help pin it down.

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