Happy Thursday friends and welcome to another edition of… What the Heck is it?
In the last What the Heck I shared a very antique looking piece.
Most of you thought it was a butter dish, which would have had a glass insert and a dome of some sort on top.
I did some google research and I agree. From other examples that I saw the dome would have sat just inside those 4 nubby thingies.
And I originally thought the two thiniges on the one side were for some kind of hinge, but it’s where a butter knife was held.
Thanks so much for all your comments. 🙂
Since I collect silver pieces it’s so great to find out what they were used for. It seems in the olden days of yore there was a silver piece for almost everything you can imagine.
So this week I’m sharing another silver plate find that I just picked up a few days ago for $1.
It’s about 8″ long and 2 3/4″ wide…
…and has a lovely cut out design and patina.
It’s marked Yeoman Plate, Silver Plated on Copper, Made in England. This is a zoom as the mark is quite small.
Considering all the silver pieces I’ve collected I’ve never seen one like this before. I might be the only one in the world who doesn’t know what this is, but I’m going to ask anyway. 🙂
What the heck is it? Any ideas?
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!