His beautiful silver plate serving tray is done by the Wilson & Davis Company Sheffield England, and dates from 1871 to 1883. A partnership of Frederick Wilson. And William (Pittman) Davis at Hatton. Works, Eyre St, Sheffield and at 10. The partnership was dissolved in 1883. And the firm continued its activity under. The style Frederick Wilson & Co. It is a huge 28 1/2 inches by 19 inch. Serving tray with beautiful engraved. The oval shape is decorated with. 3 bands of engraved work, the large. Band being floral designs, encased by. Swag like designs around it. Of the tray are adorned with cutout. The handles have bead like. The tray is marked W D. & S” for Wilson Davis Sheffield”. Are also the letters ” E P N S” which. Stand for Electro Plated Nickel Silver. The more expensive and better quality. Process of the time. The alloy of copper, nickel and zinc. Is known under many names as. German silver, Argentan, Albata. Different formulations but their. Composition varies from 50% – 60%. Copper, 20% – 25% nickel and 20%. The result is a hard and durable. Material and its color a very pale. Yellow/white didn’t compromise the. Aspect of the object when the plating. Wore off under the action of over. In the UK and in USA silverware. Using this alloy were marked EPNS or. S, adopting the initials of Electro. The tray is in amazing condition with. Only minor scratching and only one spot of damage to the silver plate (see 5th picture). The measurements are 28 1/2 inches in length (from handle to handle), 19 inches in width and approximately 1 1/2 inches deep. It is a very heavy and solid piece. If at any time you want additional images, please let me know and I will be more than happy to provide them for you. As with all my items, I will provide adequate packaging to ensure safe arrival. Reasonable offers are always accepted. I pride myself in being an honest person, so all my listings are described to the best of my knowledge. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or clarifications. I do everything I can to make my buyers happy, so feel confident that you wont have an unpleasant experience. Thank you for your interest and dont forget to check my store. There are new items listed daily. DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE FEEDBACK IF YOU ARE HAPPY: IF THERE IS A PROBLEM, LET ME KNOW AND I WILL DO ALL THAT IS NECESSARY TO WORK IT OUT! The item “Rare Vintage Wilson Davis Sheffield 1871 Large 28 1/2 Silver Plate Serving Tray” is in sale since Thursday, September 22, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Platters & Trays”. The seller is “salm5909″ and is located in Dover Nh. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, BR, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.
- Composition: Silverplate
- Maker: Sheffield
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