How do I post photos

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How do I post photos

Postby catbueker » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:54 am

I have a silver toast holder with crystal salt cellars on each side. I would like to upload photos so that the hallmarks can be looked at. How do I do so?
Thanks,
Catherine

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Re: How do I post photos

Postby dognose » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:59 am

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Hallmarks on a silver Sheffield toast rack

Postby catbueker » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:59 pm

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Hello. Thank you for helping me get the photos to this site.
This item is a silver toast rack with what I believe are crystal salt cellars on either end. (How it ended up upside down I am not sure). It reads SHEFFIELD 964 with a capital W under Sheffield. The other four hallmarks I have not been able to understand. Any input would be appreciated. Best, Catherine

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Re: How do I post photos

Postby SteveDWollongong » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:15 am

Hello Catherine,

The marks you are having difficulty reading are written in a Gothic text and are EPNS for electro plated nickel silver, meaning your toast rack is silver plated. They are parts of the maker mark of Viners Limited of Sheffield ( V. LD for Viners Limited).

Please see Viners here: http://www.silvercollection.it/electrop ... UVdue.html

cheers,
Steve

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Re: How do I post photos

Postby catbueker » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:40 am

That's terrific Steve. Is there any marks that indicate it's age ?

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Heaps of thanks!

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Re: How do I post photos

Postby SteveDWollongong » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:51 pm

Sorry Catherine, afraid there's nothing in the marks to indicate age. As you will have already read, the company was in business between 1901 and 1985. The design of the toast rack has an Art Deco influence but I suspect that timewise, it may be a little later than the 1930's . My best guess is 1930's to end of the 1950's. I recollect my parents having been given a great deal of silver plate items similar in design as wedding presents in the late 1940's.

Regarding the crystal dishes, I don't think they are salt cellars, but rather butter pats.

Cheers,
Steve

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Re: How do I post photos

Postby catbueker » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:30 pm

I think you're right, Steve. Butter pats make a lot more sense than salt cellars! Thanks for all of the insight.
Catherine


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