Kerr Hammered Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Plate
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Measuring 6 1/2" in diameter, standing 1/2" high, and weighing 4.9 T. oz., this plate is marked with the emblem of the William B. Kerr Company of Newark, New Jersey. Additional marks include "Sterling," model number "5174-2," and the letters "H.M.D."
Kerr produced a smaller, 5 3/4" diameter, and lighter, version of this marked "5174-1" and both items were probably children's plates, although this larger one could be a bread and butter plate.
The style is Arts & Crafts, and dates from early in the 20th century. The entire surface is hammered. There is rolled edge on the rim, which is inscribed with a block "H" set in an inscribed rectangle imitative of a riveted panel.
The condition is very good. It is free of dents or bends and sits evenly. There are some light surface scratches and a few dull areas where black spots were polished away, but given the textured surface and brilliant finish, none of this particularly shows.