Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

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Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby CuCan » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:11 pm

Hello,

I have this piece of EPBM hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto. The product number is 553, but I don't know what it is. Is it a candy tray, or mini serving tray? It is about 22 cm long, 7.5 cm wide, and 4.5 cm high.

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Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

Curtis

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Re: Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby Aguest » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:09 am

::: Take a look at "sugar cube tray" in the most popular search engine, the similarities are striking ::: The dimensions of your object seem quite similar to the one which I had in sterling silver ::: I think the "EP" would mean your object is "electro-plated" which would designate it as base metal with an extremely tiny layer of silver on top of it :::

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Re: Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby CuCan » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:22 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby dragonflywink » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:33 am

By size and shape, your item is most likely a spoon tray...

~Cheryl

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Re: Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby dragonflywink » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:50 am

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~Cheryl

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Re: Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby amena » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:54 am

A breadsticks holder?

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Re: Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby Traintime » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:26 pm

BTW..the BM in EPBM refers to "Britannia Metal". It would be less commonly used by non-British related sources, but not impossible.

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Re: Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby Traintime » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:37 pm

Can we see the maker marks? I tend to trust Cheryl's judgement, but this looks like it might be heavy weight and extra plated. If Standard acted as a commercial grade supplier for the northern trades, a cob corn holder or celerey tray might be possible here. They are usually found as part of the overall china service, but are sometimes executed in plate wares to make a fancier service.

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Re: Request to identify this hollowware by Standard Silver Co Toronto

Postby DianaGaleM » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:58 pm

dragonflywink wrote:By size and shape, your item is most likely a spoon tray...

~Cheryl


That was my first thought because I've seen many of these "spoon baskets" in my collection of vintage WMF catalogs. My question is: how is a spoon tray used? Is it intended simply to carry spoons to the table? To hold spoons on a buffet table for diners to select one? To carry dirty spoons to the kitchen?


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