Recently, we purchased a tray that caught my interest. It is glass with a cross and the letters “IHS” etched on the bottom. I asked the person selling the item what the letters stood for, they said that it stands for “In His Service”.
My findings are that this is a tray used to hold cruets-one with water and one with wine. It is from the 1950’s. It is used in the Roman Catholic Mass Sacraments. It is called the “Holy Eucharist” or “The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass”.
Eucharist means “Thanksgiving” in Latin.
This lovely plate needs to be reunited with some cruets that have glass cross stoppers.
Come check it out at Grandma’s Attic!