Today I'm sharing an 'encore' post from January 9, 2010 It was a post for Silver Sunday
These three silvers were thrift shop finds from my Marathon thrfting the last few weeks...
The large tray has not been cleaned at all...It was $2.50 on 1/2 price day. I like the edge detail and think it is a good size for many uses. It has some weight to it but silverplate I'm sure. It does have markings that say Leonard and E P (electroplate?) marked Italy and some other symbols. I tried to get a photo of those but they did not come out.
These next two items were only $1 each again at 1/2 price.
The oval tray is Oneida. The cup is marked Wm Rogers & Bro(?). Both were very tarnished so I used a little silver polish on them so I could see the details better. There is still plenty of tarnish, er I mean character left on these pieces.
A little more detail on the oval tray...
This photo includes the large serving spoon that was a gift from my Stepmother, Gypsy....It is quite lovely.
So many interesting details...flowers and monogramed with an S
It is marked Wm Rogers pat. 1904...is that a pattern number? I will have to look it up.This is a highly collectible silverplated floral pattern called Berwick aka Diana. The pattern dates back to 1904 and is a product of the Art Nouveau period. The pattern features flowers, leaves and vines, very ornate. Berwick was made by International Silver and the pieces are marked with the "Eagle Wm. Rogers Star" mark along with "Pat. 1904".
Wow! Interesting information! I have several more pieces I inherited when Gypsy passed away and I will have to get them out.
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