I was given a mh&Co. Bridal Basket. It may silver plate or sterling. It has two Satyrs [almost looks like devils] across from one another on rim of the bowl. The number 533 N is engraved on the bottom. The handle is ornate. I am attaching a picture for your review and I'm hoping you can tell me a little about it. I want to use it as a bird feeder...but if it's worth something I may have to make a different plan.
Thank you in advance.
Answer Hi, Penelope.
This may be from Martin Hall & Co. in Great Britain. The marks you described do not correlate with marks on sterling pieces so I'm assuming this is made of silver plate. If I am correct, the value probably is not all that great. However, this basket has a nice design and it appears to be in good shape. Here's another type of basket that sold recently on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Martin-Hall-Co-Silver-Plated-Fruit-Basket-c-1860 .
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