Measuring 2-7/8" in diameter x 1/2" high, each one of this set of six tiny butter pats is marked "Sterling" on the underside along with the maker's mark, "Edward San Giovanni". Born in 1904, San Giovanni, of Ridgefield, Connecticut had patents for several designs in the 1940s and '50s, and was said to have done work for Cartier as well. He died in 1996. The butter pats shown are a simple classic design, elegant with a gadroon edge. They are in very good condition with the patina of old silver, showing the fine scratches and wear of age, assuring that these are not reproductions. Since the design is compatible with almost any other pattern, they would make a lovely wedding gift. The small silver pieces could be used as nut cups or holders for tiny mints as well. Thank you for visiting.