BID ON THE-SALEROOM
A 1930's silver twin-handled footed dish of plain circular form, hallmarked Adie Brothers Ltd., Birmingham 1936, maximum length including handles measuring 8 inches (20.3 cm). Together with a further footed dish of shallow form with moulded Chippendale style rim, hallmarked Barker Brothers Silver Ltd., Birmingham 1940, maximum diameter measuring 7 1/8 inches (18 cm). Weight 14.05 ozt (437 grams).
Both dishes display general surface scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Numerous heavier scratches, nicks and contact marks to both. Heavy knock to one side of the 1930's bowl and the foot is compressed so that it wobbles. The foot of the 1940's dish is also slightly compressed and an impression from the foot is visible to the centre. The hallmarks and maker's marks appear a little rubbed but are all clearly legible.