Hello. I have a patterned silver (?) tray with 3 claw feet, diameter 10½ inches. It is stamped on the back "A & J.SMITH" and below that an engraved number 856. I am questioning 'silver' as there are no hallmarks. Would it be EPNS? Thank you. Keith XXXX, Auckland, New Zealand
I have attempted to attach 3 photos. Probably not very good especially the maker's mark. I described that earlier. The name appears to be etched in a rectangle three quarters of an inch by one eighth of an inch. The lovely circular pattern on the tray comprises flowers, leaves etc. The silver finish on the tray is immaculate. The tray was originally owned by my wife's step-grandmother. She was born in Aberdeen and it is estimated the tray would originally have been in her possession about 1915. Hope this helps to enable you to give me an estimate of its worth. Thank you.
Sorry, I couldn't get the imgur link to work. I have the 3 photos stored as 'photos' in 'my documents'. If you could give me an email address I could respond and include the photos as attachments.
Hello Robert. I think I have managed to upload the 3 photos to imgur. The link is http://imgur.com/migUhtS. Hope you can access OK.
Robert. Sorry but I feel I've done more than enough with this issue which has gone on and on seemingly without any prospect of getting a valuation. I have now been given an estimation by a local antiques dealer which will suffice. In hindsight I've wasted NZ$49 which you charged at the outset.