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?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Pudding Spoons (Part 2)

Earlier I posted about Pudding Spoons. Here are more examples.

Indian by Whiting  (9 inches)
Bright Cut Solid Pudding Spoon

Georgian by Towle (9 1/8 inches)
Solid Pudding Spoon
La Marquise by Reed and Barton (6 3/4 inches)
Solid Pudding Spoon

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Solid Waffle Server

I first mentioned the Waffle Server in an earlier post. However there two types of Waffle Severs, the Solid Waffle Server and the Pierced Waffle Server. Here are some examples of the Solid Waffle Server.

Richelieu by Tiffany (9 inches)

No. 10 by Dominick and Haff (8 inches)

Watteau by Durgin (7 3/4 inches)

Rococo by Dominick and Haff (9 inches)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Indian by Tiffany

A very rare pattern introduced by Tiffany in 1885 and designed by Aurthur LeRoy Barney, Indian has a cast of different designs of an Indian on the terminal. These designs include dancing, hunting, etc.

Tiffany Indian serving spoon with dancing Indian terminal

Preserve Spoon (7 1/2 inches) Dancing Indian

Tiffany Indian preserve spoon

Bon Bon Spoon (5 7/8 inches)

tiffany indian pierced bon bon spoon

Fish Server (12 inches) (Notice etched fish on blade)

Fish Server