Large Vintage Hotel Silver Pitcher, in art deco streamlined design, with a double headed eagle and a crown on the front. Designed by H. Béard, who designed fine quality sterling silver and plated pieces for hotels. Try as I might, I've not been able to find the hotel that this logo belongs to. Collectable and very decorative, this was made in Switzerland.
"Schwas versilbert"- heavily plated, marked 18 for 18 grams of silver per 100 grams. This heavy piece has seen decades of service, it has all the age, patina and little marks from where hotel clients have used it, for orange juice for their morning champagne, or fresh cream for their strawberries in summer.