Identifying antique American silver and silverplate pieces
I can usually find enough information on the internet to identify that rare piece that boggles my mind, but this one has me stumped. I imagine there may be a piece missing, an insert made of glass perhaps?
It measures approximately 9 1/4 inches in diameter, 4 1/2 inches tall, the top rim piece comes off and it has 4 designed feet.
It weighs 2 lbs. 6.2 ounces
On the bottom of the piece:
Quadruple Plate Meriden Connecticut
Wilcox Silver Mfg Corp
Pat’d July 16th, 1895
It is also numbered 3900-7 [hand engraved]
If anyone can identify this piece, I’d appreciate your knowledge.
I would like to know the value of the piece and WHAT is it?
Thank you for your time.