Benedict Proctor Antique Silverplate Biscuit Barrel

Benedict Proctor Mfg. Trenton Ontario Canadian Antique Silverplate Biscuit Barrel, Circa 1910

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This Antique Silverplate Biscuit Barrel was manufactured in Trenton, Ontario and dates approximately 1910. It measures 8 3/4" High by 6" Diameter.


Benedict Proctor Mfg. Silver Plate Company began business in Trenton, Ontario about 1890 and continued up to about 1940 at which time was gobbled up by a larger Canadian silver company namely Wm. Rogers which was prevalent in the Province of Ontario.

COMMENT: This Attractive Biscuit Barrel Can Add A Complimentary Charm To Any Breakfast Table!

CONDITION: There is some bleeding to this silverplate biscuit jar which can be re-plated by a silversmith. Such is often the case with antique or vintage silverplate that is electroplated over a Britannia Metal Base. Therefore this item is being offered in "as is" condition and has been priced accordingly.


Some minor conditional problems that are a common occurrence or commonplace with "antique and vintage" silverplate pieces which are considered acceptable and by general standards considered as "patina" are minor or light surface scratching and slight wear or minor bleeding of the base metal which is generally copper, brass or Britannica metal.

  • Teapots, Coffee pots and Jugs generally show some interior discoloration and pitting due to the chemical interaction of the tea, coffee or other beverages with the various base metals if left sitting for long time periods and not properly cleaned after each usage. Teapots almost always have discoloration on the "interior" bottom.
  • Trays normally have light surface scratching and bleeding of the base metal. Antique and Vintage Trays almost always show surface wear on the reverse side (back side).
  • Flatware, for example forks, knives, spoons, etc., because of their usage, will on many occasions exhibit some light surface scratching.
  • Candlesticks, at the insert top section, sometimes will exhibit slight discoloration where the candle burns too low; also sometimes on the underneath side of the base, wear will show.

"Antique and Vintage Silverplate" are not "new" and therefore will almost always exhibit slight wear (bleeding) and light surface scratching. Normally if there is any relief work, that is embossing or floral, many times it will show slight bleeding of the base metal.

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.

PRICE: $95.00


To purchase this item, please make note of the Item Number: PFTP000632 and contact us using our order form or call us at 1-416-535-3883.

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