This is a Silver Plate Roll Top Warmer, commonly called a Roll Top Breakfast or Bacon Warmer, produced in Sheffield, England some time between 1865 and 1897. The stamp is the hallmark of James Deakin and Sons Silver Company in Sheffield, England. These commonly have a drip pan, but this one does not, and is used as a toast, roll or biscuit warmer with the bread wrapped in a cloth napkin. The condition is mint, no dents, no loss of silver, no repairs. The Roll Top is beautifully decorated with a double escutcheon of an oval shield surrounded by fern branches and floral displays, typical of this style of Brittish Silver-Plate. The Company was located in Sheffield, and silver-plated and decorated many pieces for Sheffield Silver Co. The mark underneath is J D and S with an Aladdin Stamp noting James Deakin, and not James Dixon Silver Co., and the letter T and numbers 1922. Weight 5 lbs. 6 ounces, 10 inches tall, 15 1/4 inches long at the handles, the dome is 11 by 9 inches and is 5 inches high. The legs are footed.
Antique James Deakin and Son Roll Top Silver-Plate Breakfast Warmer