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Richard Hodd & sons,London,id please

New here and desperate for help,can anyone tell me what this is,3 inches high,fretwork top hinges back to reveal what looks like some type of metal ‘wick’,I’ve ‘ggogled’ just about everything I can find and am just ready to give up,thanks for looking,
Keith.
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Hi Keith - does it have any marks?

Regards,

Uncle Vic

Thanks for the reply,yes it has,pic’ to follow,it’s what it’s for I’d like to know if possible,ta,
Keith.
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Thanks - I don’t recognize the marks. Probably UK silverplate, if silver at all, perhaps some of our readers can help.

My first impression was the item is a child’s robot…seriously, it may be a burner for a chafing dish…very art deco.

Regards,

Uncle Vic

Thanks ‘Uncle Vic’ ah well back to the search,at least now I can look up chafing dish(whatever that is) it might lead me to an answer,thanks for looking,
Keith.

Keith - a “chafing dish” is a bowl on a stand with a small burner (or even a candle) under it to keep cocktail finger food warm - such as little meat balls you spear with a toothpick.

Regards,

Uncle Vic

I am enlightened :smiley: thanks once more,Keith