I believe this is a butter chiller, where you put ice at the bottom. The hooks on the side would be to hold a master butter knife. I think pretty often butter came in rounds back then.
Hi there, thanks for the information. Yes, I thought it was that.
It was my grandmothers…and I’m 83. Where do you think would be a good place
to sell it…we’re downsizing and have to get rid of a lot of excess stuff!
Probably eBay is a good place, but if it polishes up well, an antique dealer might be good as well. Since it’s not solid silver it’s probably not going to bring in a large price. Otherwise, if you have a friend or relative who’d enjoy it, that might be the best way to handle it.