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What is this dish for?

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:08 am
by pirslys
Hi all. I got this in car boot sale but not sure what is this dish for and what all these marks mean. Please. ... 5247989650 ... 8588586866

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:38 pm
by pirslys
Sorry, pasted wrong link - here is marks link ... 4575686754

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

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:51 pm
by 2209patrick
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:


Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:46 pm
by 2209patrick
That mark looks like Davis & Sons of Glasgow to me.

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


Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:03 am
by byron mac donald
I do not know the size of the item... but could it be a relish serving container?

Re: What is this dish for?

Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:21 pm
by Ahriman
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... :-)))

Re: What is this dish for?

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:00 pm
by kcantique
Most likely a butter dish

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:58 pm
by paulh
This is a muffin dish.

Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:42 pm
by pirslys
thanks. So is there hot water has to go to keep muffins warm or there is some other way to use it?