I figured that this is probably as off-topic as an off-topic-topic could get!
I was wondering if anyone had any skill at id-ing old silver stuff and had any interest in helping me id an serving tray thingy that I found at Salvation Army this moorning...
I can get pictures later today, but basically, it's silver plated copper (I'm pretty sure the silver is sterling, it has that really black sterling silver-type patina in some areas), it's about 12in x 20in, it's a serving tray with handles, and on the back it has a very small maker's mark that says "Marshall Field & Co" and a few little numbers under that.
So, is anybody good at that sort of thing? :)
It's a Christmas present for my mother so I'd like to know stuff about it, if possible.