This round tray or bread plate was made by the Ellmore Silver Company of Meriden, Connecticut, in business from 1935-1960. This piece is circa 1938, a family wedding gift. It measures 10" inches across and boasts twisted rope and scrolled shells designs, as well as a looping tear drop and triangle pierced open cut design. The center is monogrammed with an initial, the capital letter "P", in calligraphy style font.
This solid sterling vintage piece weighs in at 18.825 troy ounces or 633 grams. Melt value alone right now is $315 (February, 2015). This piece is hallmarked on the bottom with the fancy capital letter E inside a shield with a lion perched upon it, which was the hallmark of the Ellmore Silver Company, as well as "STERLING" and the design or inventory number "460". This tray or plate is in excellent condition, save for one small dimple on the lower right side of the center-most indented circle.