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?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jelly Knife (Part 4)

I have posted earlier about the Jelly Knife but they come in two distinct sizes, varying in length from 1 to 1 1/2 inches in difference. Sometimes the difference in design is quite subtle, for example Strasbourg below. Then others, like in Lancaster, the larger knife resembles more the shape of the Jelly Server, although it is still called the Jelly Knife.

Strasbourg by Gorham - Small (7 inches)

Strasbourg by Gorham - Large (8 1/2 inches)

Old Colonial by Towle - Small 

Old Colonial by Towle - Large  (7 3/8 inches)

Lancaster by Gorham -Large (8 1/4 inches)

Lancaster by Gorham - Small (6 7/8 inches)

Cambridge by Gorham - Large (shown is  8 inches)        Small (not shown 6 7/8 inches)

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