Polished need to be wash before use. Sorry for the background reflection and glares in the photos. My understanding National Silver Co bought EHH Smith company. This is what I been told that all I can go by.Thank and have a great day. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Flatware & Silverware". The seller is "bigjx2" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.