Posted 9 years ago
I found this tossed at the back of my Dad's garden shed today.
I cannot work out what exactly it is but it is some form of dinner service thing.
I have found out that the motto stamped on it "Raison Pour Guide" belongs to the Gascoyne family who lived at Childwall Hall, near Liverpool, England. The black tarnish on it is rubbing away but I don't want to use polish on it as if it is plated I don't want to ruin it. It has a flat edge with a raised edge at the back and sides so I wonder if it was for serving fish?
I have founf the HA EA FA EPN stamped on it was the makers mark for the Atkin Brothers of Sheffield with EPN being plated. Just the age to work out now but they were using this mark until 1958.
I have no idea how my dad got it!