Hi: I’m hoping “Uncle Vic” or a forum participant might be able to help me identify who made my rotating pedestal cake stand, approximately when, what kind of silver or silverplate the base is made of, and about how much the stand is currently worth. I’m attaching a couple of photos, which I hope will clearly show the makers mark on the bottom of the stand (appears to be a crest topped by a crown and flanked by the letters C and S on either side). The stand is in excellent shape, but a nightmare to keep clean – regrows a coat of orange-toned tarnish way too quickly after polishing. Appreciate any and all help. C.
P.S. Can’t post photos – apparently my jpg images are too large or too small. Key thing about the base is that it’s quite ornate (lovely scrollwork) and etched on the underside with the crest (can’t make out what’s on it), beneath a five-point crown (the center point almost looks like a Celtic cross), with the letter “C” on the left of the crest and “S” on the right.