|Title:||pair of silver pheasants|
|Item URL:||Click Here To View|
|Condition:||Both are in excellent shape except one is missing a couple of claws, but we still have them, they appear to be hollow.|
|Origin:||inherited them from a great aunt|
|Appraised By:||Joyce Wood|
|Appraiser Comments:||Pair of table Pheasants, silverplate over copper, Benedict Proctor manufacturing co. Trenton, Ontario, Canada c.1910-1970
"Benedict -Proctor, a branch of Benedict MFG established about 1910, out of business in 1970." mark is BPMFGCO in Diamond.
"Benedict was a producer of silver plated tea and coffee services and other silverplated gift and table wares.They probably decided to increase sales by offering their copper items with a clear lacquered finish instead of silverplated. Most had rather rudely cast silver coloured metal mounts ( Britannia Metal ?)."
However, you have said silver. Your picture shows that it is probably silver plate.
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