Van Bergh Silver Plate Co. Chaffing Dish OLD
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The Van Bergh Silver Plate Co. was founded in 1892 and incorporated, July 1,1904 through 1925. In 1926 it became Onieda Community Ltd. and moved to Oneida, New York. This is a beautiful Victorian Chaffing Dish. It is made of four parts.
THE BOTTOM PORTION....12" from handle to handle, with ornate handles and flowered feet. The inside silver plate is in Very Good shape, but does have two small dents on the bottom and one on the side. Silver plating on the outside look mate more like pewter.
THE INSERT....Fits perfectly in the bottom and is made of enamel, cobalt blue on the outside and white on the inside, It is in Very Good Condition, it does have one small chip on the rim and a star shaped crack on the outside bottom.
THE RING....fits perfectly in both the insert and the bottom. It covers the rim of both pieces, and is in Excellent shape. It has a beaded edge.
THE LID.... fits perfectly into the ring the silver plating on the inside is in very good shape, the out side has some scratches and loss of plating with one minute ding on the dome edge(hardly noticeable but worth mentioning)It has a rose design on the top handle that has lost it's plating.
THIS IS HOW IT WORKS....The bottom is filled with hot water and then the insert with the food is placed in the bottom, the ring fits on the inset and then the lid to keep the food warm.
This is a very OLD piece possibly before electricity.
THE BOTTOM READS:...."VAN BERGH SILVER PLATE CO.ROCHESTER N.Y. U.S.A." in the center of the circle" QUADRUPLE PLATE" under the circle"3013"