1870'S SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATE TOAST RACK with SHELL SHAPE BUTTER or JAM Dish
This unusual silver plated footed toast rack is marked E.P.N.S A1 (high quality plate) as well as other marks as well as the numbers " 4922". It dates from around to the 1870's or so. The rack measures approx 3.25" high 10" long x 5.25" wide . There are 3 spaces for toast within the spiral design. The platform has a shield shape with an attached shell shape place for jelly or butter. Has very pretty ball claw feet in the back. Under the shell there are just ball feet. The carrying handle has is twisted on the top with a curl on either side at the attachment point. There is a hook for a spoon or butter knife.
The condition is very good. It is covered with dark patina that can be polished up if you so desire.
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