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I have Simpson Hall Miller Treble Plate 14" tall and

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Hello, I have Simpson Hall Miller Treble Plate 14" tall and 23" around pitcher, decorated with a lion head under the spout, with 2 talons or 2 finger paws down from the spout to the sides, and a lion head on the handle. The rest of the body has plants flowers and birds etc. The pitcher has a 7 1/2", 3 1/4" tall bowl with a large pouring spout, and has 2 round handles across from each other, both on the inside, one is just above the hole for the spout. The exterior on both pieces look like pewter with a silver liner. What is the market value, for each? What is the bowl for, does the pitcher set on it?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the images.
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Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
Thank you for your patience.
This is an antique late 19th century Victorian era pitcher with cups. Originally it would have had a matching base that allowed the pitcher to have a tilt action, so there was no need to pick up the pitcher to pour out a drink - it only needed to be tilted.
The bowl may have been part of the base at some time.
This would have originally been triple-plated which is another term for silver-plating. When new, it would have been very shiny like sterling silver, however this does not have a precious metal melt-down value.
In current condition this set could sell for a high of $50 on today's market.
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