The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fish Serving Sets

The Fish Serving Sets are made up of two pieces, the Fish Serving Fork,used to carefully separate large pieces of fish as they are served, and the Fish Server, used to lift and serve fish onto the guest's plate.

These sets are prized and very expensive. They tend to be very ornate with the fork being short and wide and the server being flat with one side open to facilitate carefully serving delicate fish in one piece after it has been filleted at the table.

(Shown in unknown pattern by Shiebler)

(Shown in English King by Tiffany)

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