Funny... googling again gives me different sites. I'm no longer getting 1920. This site says ""Viking Plate" is the registered trade mark for the Lipman Levinter Industries Limited who were situated at 41 Peter Street, Toronto, Ontario in the 1930-1950 period." Cool. Now I have both a start and an end date for the age of my pieces. :)
Hmmm... also on the site:
Many Victorian Art Nouveau and Edwardian pieces of silverplate will almost always show bleeding and sometimes need re-silvering. Re-silvering is frowned upon and is not always recommended by purists, especially when it comes to Georgian and Early Victorian silverplate. Re-silvering of really early pieces, Georgian to Mid-Victorian, can devalue pieces. Generally speaking, "re-silvering" is a personal matter of choice.I think the pattern on the tray looks kind of art nouveau or possibly art deco. I love the pattern on the tray. Isn't it pretty?
Okay... back to clearing off the kitchen table, so that I can continue marking. (Yes, I'm procrastinating by clearing the table properly, rather than just shifting the stuff to an alternate flat surface... I might as well use my powers of procrastination for good, rather than evil. My place has gotten rather disgusting over the past term, and it is long overdue for a tidying and cleaning!)