- Pattern: Unknown
- Made by: Crosby
- Vintage circa 1930’s
- Details: This is a really beautiful silver plate butter dish. The pattern is only on the handles and rim, as well on the lid finial, otherwise it is smooth and shiny. This piece has everything you’d want in a fancy butter server, from the ornate handles, the beautiful scrolls on the rim plus it’s also footed. The bottom is stamped with the word mark: “Crosby”, with three stamped images: crossed swords, a shield and a lion. The bottom piece is heavy, feels very substantial in your hands. This piece will elevate any table setting, or buffet table. It would probably fit some cheese blocks depending on size. Would look great on your holiday table too!
- Material: Silver Plate
- Dimensions: 10.0 inches Long (including the handle), 5.0 inches Wide (at its widest point), and approx 3.0 inches Tall (including the finial). The inside, where the butter would be placed is approx 6.0 inches Long and 2.5 inches Wide.
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Excellent Condition. There are no dents, chips or other defects on this piece, there is a little bit of tarnish in a couple of spots. However, there are lots of tiny scratches all over the lid, consistent with use and wear. It was difficult to capture these on the pictures, the light has to hit it just so. PLEASE SEE PICTURES. Please remember these used items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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The “Crosby” name plus the stamped images of crossed swords, a shield and a lion, were the trademark used for silverware produced for “A. Cohen & Sons Corp”. Crosby was founded in 1911 in New York, NY and they were wholesalers of subcontracted sterling and plated wares. They were also well known in the jewelry business. Their son, Melvin S. Cohen joined the company in 1946 and took it public in 1969, as the largest wholesale jewelry company in the country. Their business was instrumental in saving the jewelry industry during the depression by creating a program that allowed jewelers who could not meet their financial obligations, to continue purchasing goods.