Last summer I acquired a silver-plated erpgerne. It has 5 arms and 5 tulip-shaped cups that look like they were meant to hold flowers, though I’m not sure. On the bottom of one of the feet is stamped L.F.S Ltd, which I found to be the makers mark of Israel Freeman and Son, Limited. To the right of that is stamped, “Silver plated” and England". It’ stands about 9 inches tall and about 8 inches across.
I would love to know how old this piece might be, any history on it, and what it could be worth. It’s tarnished, which is why it has a gun-metal patina to it. I was told not to polish it, as that could detract from the value. Any information on this is greatly appreciated!
Here it is: s175.photobucket.com/albums/w123 … ergne1.jpg