Tiny silver tray mystery

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sparquelito
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Tiny silver tray mystery

Postby sparquelito » Sun May 02, 2021 9:49 am

So, I have no experience whatsoever with silver, silver-plate, or the markings on same.

But I am intrigued by the symbol and markings on the back side of this little silver tray.

I bought it many years ago from an antique store in Yuma, Arizona.
Origins unknown.
Date and place of manufacture also unknown.

I'm assuming it's silver plated since it's not particularly heavy.
3.5" long, 2.25" wide.

On the back is pressed:
STERLING
the mystery symbol
1198

Any help in solving the mysteries would be greatly appreciated.
(And I will gladly return the favor with free guitar valuations. I'm an expert at that, but sadly not silver.)

Photos, including my clumsy drawing of the symbol.

Thank you in advance!!
:)

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Re: Tiny silver tray mystery

Postby dragonflywink » Sun May 02, 2021 12:39 pm

Hi - welcome to the forums. Good job on your first post.

It is solid sterling silver, please see Wm. B Kerr: https://www.925-1000.com/ax_kerr.html

At that size and shape, was most likely sold as an individual nut dish.

~Cheryl

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Re: Tiny silver tray mystery

Postby dognose » Sun May 02, 2021 1:00 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the Forum.

See Also: Information Regarding William B. Kerr & Co.

Trev.

sparquelito
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Re: Tiny silver tray mystery

Postby sparquelito » Mon May 03, 2021 7:19 am

Thank you, Cheryl and Trev.

You have been most kind!

Love this place.
:)


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