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Posted 8 years ago

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This silver tray has several markings. The letters EPNS are in squares. There is one of a man with a beard. Another mark is a crown, and what looks like to be the letter S in an old english typeface. It is numbered 626 and has what looks to be an acorn with the letter H inside it. The tray appears to be for carving, with a indented area for drippings.

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago

    see if this helps
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
    E P N S means ElectroPlated Nickle or Silver. So it is plated not sterling. Is the bearded man facing left or right? Standing or sitting? Is the "S" in the crown or next to it? Could the "acorn" be a shield? Also verify if it is Sheffield...that is English not American.
  3. electronicart, 8 years ago
    The bearded man is facing right. It is just a profile image. The "S" is next to the crown. (man-crown-s) There could be a sheild, but it looks like an acorn with the letter H in it. I believe it to be Sheffield because I saw similar stampings on a picture online. I don't know a lot about identifying EPNS, and there are so many different marks!
  4. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 8 years ago
    If you click on the website I listed you should be able to find out everything you want about the mark. It is a pretty exhaustive site. Just takes time ! :)
  5. Paul, 8 years ago
    I think your platter looks great - I am trying to find out about a similar platter I have. It has the Letters N - T - E - P on the back each letter is in a shield and has the word Hallmark and the no. H 233 underneath. I cant find any info on it, can you help ?
  6. Sandy, 8 years ago
    This is a silverplated American well and tree meat platter, made by Sheffield Silver Co., US a division of Reed & Barton. You could probably date it c. 1940-80. It most certainly is NOT Old Sheffield Plate English silver.
  7. dan, 7 years ago
    i have a much larger dish with the same marks and pattern, whats it worth
  8. Athene Athene, 4 years ago
    The Acorn seems to be a mark indicated the year of manufacture.
    Here are the Reed & Barton year marks on that website. Looks like an acorn was used for 1935 and a bell was used for 1951.

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