Silver Bain-Marie w/ Pyrex Footed Platter – W&S Blackinton Co. – Meriden CT – Downton Abbey Elegance


How elegantly utilitarian can a serving piece be?  This Silver Bain-Marie w/ Pyrex Footed Well and Tree Platter is perfect for the Thanksgiving Turkey, The Christmas Crown Roast (Lamb or Beef), The New Year’s Goose, The Easter Ham and the Fourth of July Salmon! That is just the beginning! You decide what to serve for birthdays, anniversaries and dinners with friends!

Bain-Marie:  Double dishes that provide a protective water jacket are known as bains-marie and help keep delicate foods, such as fish, warm while preventing overcooking.  The pyrex platter allows you to warm food in your oven and then place over the hot water.

The W. & S. Blackinton Co. was in Meriden Connecticut and started as a gold jewelry manufacturer in 1865 by a couple of brothers. In 1938 they were bought out by the Ellmore Silver Co. After the buyout silver plating was commenced. This was slowed during World War II and started back up in 1945.

This unusual, serviceable and hard to find serving piece measures: Overall – 16.5″ x 11.25″x 5.5″  The Pyrex Well & Tree Platter is  14.5″ 10.25″ x 1.25″.  There is a slight wobble that is insignificant and does not impede looks or use. If you find it to be an issue, a small felt pad on one rear foot will take care of it.

Our basic policy is no consignments!  We are making an exception for a number of Elegant Dining pieces from the collector who also has the pieces offered in the Coined – When Silver & Coins Are Joined category.  These pieces will not be in Shops At Fayrehale – They will remain in the collector’s possession until sold.

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