This is an early 1900's Heavy Kerr Sterling Silver Nursery Rhyme Children's Plate. It measures 7" in diameter with a rolled edge and has a recessed round middle part that measures 4 5/8" in diameter. It is not Monogrammed and is in fine condition. It has some signs of usage throughout the years, some light scratching consistent with it's age from the early 1900's, etc. However, it has not been abused, no dents and no other problems. It is marked on the back with the early Kerr Trademark Sterling and a pattern number. It weighs 194 grams. It has (4) Nursery Rhyme verses with (4) scenes with children that match the verses. 1. London Bridge is Falling Down 2. The Old Oaken Bucket 3. Blowing Bubbles in the Air 4. In the Good Old Summer Time.
This Sterling Plate is a true Beauty and the engraving with scenes of children and nursery rhyme verses on it, are a skilled work of art.
The William B. Kerr & Company ( Wm. B. Kerr & Co. ) was established in Newark, New Jersey in 1855. Makers of flat and tableware, gold dresserware and jewelry. Used the fleur-de-lis trademark in 1892. Purchased by the Gorham Corporation in 1906 and moved to Providence, Rhode Island in 1927.
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