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?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Charles II by Lunt

Not to be confused with the Charles II pattern by Dominick and Haff I posted on earlier, this Charles II pattern was introduced by Lunt in 1934. And, unlike the other pattern which was designed by Gilbert Crowell, Frederick W. Koonz designed Lunt's pattern. Koonz also designed American Victorian and Modern Victorian for Lunt.

The design of this pattern consists of fruits and flowers at the base of the terminal and the top of stem. The terminal has an open area suitable for engraving. The embellishment at the bottom of the stem and on the shoulder is elegant and substantial. This is truly a beautiful pattern.

Bullion Soup Spoon  (5 1/8  inches)

Large Jelly Server (6 1/4  inches)
Large Solid Jelly Server

Baby Fork (4 5/8 inches)

Baby Fork

Butter Spreader (6 5/8  inches)

Butter Spreader Hollow Hdl-Paddle/Stainless Blade

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