Does anyone know what this is?

This is silver plate. It is marked on bottom THE SHEFFIELD SILVER CO MADE IN U.S.A. EPC 308. It seems to be missing something off the top of the handle. I don’t know what the item is used for. Any help would be appreciated.
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It may have had a ring on the top of the handle to aid in picking it up. It should have had bottles for condiments - salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, etc.

Thank you