For sale is a silver plated nut pick marked “Wm Rogers”, preceeded by an Eagle symbol and followed by a Star symbol. This is a backstamp of the Simpson, Hall, Miller Co. The pattern name is “Countess” and it was designed by William Rogers, son of William Hazen Rogers of Wm. Rogers & Son. It measures 4 and 7/8 inches in length.
This pick has a rich dark patina which would polish up nicely if that is your preference. There are some use marks consistent with its age. There is no plate loss.
Nut picks have other uses! They work well with canapes, hors d’oeuvres and marvelously in drinks substituting as cocktail picks! Adorn your martini in style!
If you are interested, please see this listing in my Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/254493343/antique-silver-plated-nut-pick-1880
Please see my blog post “The Victorian Bar” http://queenofsienna.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/the-victorian-bar/
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