What is this dish for?

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pirslys
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What is this dish for?

Postby pirslys » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:08 am

Hi all. I got this in car boot sale but not sure what is this dish for and what all these marks mean. Please.

http://picasaweb.google.com/pirslys/Dro ... 5247989650

http://picasaweb.google.com/pirslys/Dro ... 8588586866

pirslys
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Postby pirslys » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:38 pm

Sorry, pasted wrong link - here is marks link

http://picasaweb.google.com/pirslys/Dro ... 4575686754

diameter of the plate is 20cm. ( 7.87 inches).

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Postby 2209patrick » Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:51 pm

Thanks, that's fine for the measurements.
The letters on each side of the shield are EP and NS ( ElectroPlated Nickle Silver ).
Can't see all the letters in the shield mark. Can you tell us what they are ?

If the top letters are D&S check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=13560

Pat.

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Postby 2209patrick » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:46 pm

That mark looks like Davis & Sons of Glasgow to me.
viewtopic.php?t=13560

Not sure what your piece was used for.
Wait for other opinions. Sometimes it takes a while.

Pat.

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Postby byron mac donald » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:03 am

I do not know the size of the item... but could it be a relish serving container?

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Re: What is this dish for?

Postby Ahriman » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:21 pm

pirslys wrote: what is this dish for


Hi, given the dimensions, it's probably a butter dish, and a Celtic revival one at that, which would marry reasonably nicely with its Glaswegian makers provenance? Its styling appears derived from a more prestigious cousin, the Stilton dome, examples of which you can find in china from such heavyweights like Wedgwood, Doulton etc, as well as from any high-rent silversmiths of note. Davis of Glasgow were important silversmiths locally, working in sterling first, plate second, and therefore habitually exposed to demands from patrons for this kind of item, and propagating such lines into plate for bourgeois patrons would be a savvy business policy to pursue. Its sculpted forms aspire to greatness... :-)))

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Re: What is this dish for?

Postby kcantique » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:00 pm

Most likely a butter dish

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Postby paulh » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:58 pm

This is a muffin dish.

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Postby pirslys » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:42 pm

thanks. So is there hot water has to go to keep muffins warm or there is some other way to use it?

Ta.


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