The Simpson, Hall, Miller & Company existed from 1895-1898 in Wellingford, Connecticut. In 1899 it became part of the International Silver Company which was headquartered in Meriden, Connecticut, though organized under New Jersey law. In 1898 International Silver was formed by various independent silversmiths that joined together over several years to form a company that became the world's largest manufactures of silverware. Peak production was reached during the 1930's and the company closed in 1976.
This fantastic serving piece, circa 1920, is called the 'Persian' pattern which consists of an embossed motif of elegant columns, scrolls, shells and other elements exhibiting Mid-Eastern culture and design. The motif is present on the top as well as the base of the item. The round tray measures 8 1/2" across, the base 4" across and it stands 4 1/2" in height. Marked on the inside of the base "I.S. Co. - Logo of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. - Sterling - T 35 - Persian". The items weighs 9.380 ounces. There are no damages and the piece was probably seldom used; light, age related patina for added character.