Antique Silver Shell Servers – Beach Dining with Style
your table. Antique silver shell servers are a reminder of our history as a species, our love of nature and the incredible forms it manifests.
Long ago, our oldest ancestors began trading and the means of exchange were cowrie shells. Men and women adorned themselves with shells in an attempt
to make themselves more attractive. Christians, Hindus and Buddhists have all attributed shells with religious significance. We’ve come a long way
since then, but shells still play a part in many of our lives. Antique silver shell servers add elegance and fun to our dining experience. They come
in forms that reflect the limitless imagination of Nature and humanity. They come in every shape and size and almost regardless of your means, you can
find an antique silver shell server to suit your pocket.
Napoleonic Salt & antique silver shell server
This marvellous French silver open salt and it’s accompanying antique silver shell shaped salt shovel are a miracle of fine workmanship and the
durability of beautiful workmanship and design. 200 years old, it will bring joy and pleasure to every meal that you share with your family and
- Antique TIffany Sterling Silver Tea Caddy
The name Tiffany conjures up elegance, style, quality and class. Don’t feel out of your depth: Use a caddy spoon like this and voila! you turned a
simple cuppa into a beautiful event. Tiny spoon for scooping up tea with a beautiful fluted silver fan shell forming
Tiffany Sterling Silver Asparagus Server
Another example of Tiffany’s quiet elegance is this asparagus server. Patented the year Victorian died, it was made later during the 20th century,
proving that good taste and fine dining are not a thing of the past. Beautiful central shell and feathery design to impress your guests even if your
Some of the most imaginative silverware created during the late Victorian era was created by the Gorham Manufacturing Co. Of it’s justifiably admired
creations, the top of the line are the silver shell shaped servers.
Gorham Antique Sterling Silver Server
Here is a Gorham antique silver shell server spoon that really brings the beach to your table. Arts and Crafts or Aesthetic look, it combines sterling
silver with gold wash and a combination of garden foliage and marine life that only the wildly imaginative Victorians would dare to combine. While
leaves and tendrils wind around the sea-shell-shaped bowl and stem, a crab creeps along the arching handle. Absolutely marvellous! Dig in to your
fish soup or crab stew with this encouraging utensil.
Gorham Narragansett Silver Server
The crem de la crem, no pun intended, is this Gorham Narragansett Ideal olive server also made in the 1880′s. Fish, a variety of sea shells and even
the carbuncles that cling to old marine stones and coral are represented on this superb antique sterling silver shell server. It simply doesn’t get
better than this.
Today, we shared a number of antique sterling silver shell servers. Marine life and especially sea shells are represented in a wide variety of dining
accessories which we love and will discuss on another occasion. Meanwhile:
Soup up your daily dining; Add pezazz to your dinner and bring home the beach.
She sells silver sea shells on the sea shore.