I recently aquired what weems to be a plated bread plate, quaduple, made by Forbes Silver CO, usa. it has a 72 on the bottom with the Forbes eagle crest within two concentric circles. is it part of a set, or a stand alone item? It has a few scratches, with scroll work around the edges, and four flowers having little dots in the center of them. it is about 11 3/4" long, 8 1/8 " wide, and the outside edge is rolled under. The bottom is flat, 7" x 4 ". The surface may have been laquered at one time, and has aquired a dark grayish-black patina. One surface scratch on the bottom shows copper.
Is there any intrinsic value to this piece, or is it fairly common place and of lesser value. should it be cleaned and polished, or left alone as a shelf item for junk collection?