I inherited this from my great grandfather. Who died in 1980 at 98 years old. When or where he acquired this platter I have no idea. It used to be silver plated copper but it looks like someone tried to give it a good cleaning and rubbed off all the silver. The flowers around the rim are an 1/8th up to 3/16th of an inch thick and seems to be made of solid silver attached to the copper platter. On the bottom of the platter there is a design of flowers and 4 butterflies. There is what looks like 2 bumble bees that are hard to notice because they are hidden in the design of the flower’s peddle. Bumble bee’s that have 4 wings. The platter is a little over 14 inches across. I don’t think it is very old because it looks like the copper was poured into a mold because the design on the bottom has a lot and very fine details.
The only stamp on the underside of the platter looks like a lion’s, horse’s or a dragon’s head on a pedestal with pointy ears. The markings around the stamp is just dicoloration.
I did bring this platter to an antique dealer and he said he has never seen this stamp before.
I would like to know more about this platter and about how much it would be worth. If you need more photo’s please let me know. I’ve been trying to find more about this platter for 30 years now without success.
Thank you for all your help.