Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Silver Serving Spoons

I'm so glad to be back participating in Vintage Thursday Thingie hosted by Suzanne. This week I thought I'd share some family heirloom silver serving pieces from my mother's side of the family. These are truly beautiful Art Deco pieces.



These are a pair of serving spoons...notice the wonderful flowers engraved in the bowl of the spoons...



and the angled leaves on the handles.



Here's the mark but I don't really know what it means.



This is a little gravy ladle...it is really exquisite and the photographs just don't do it justice.

The bowl is fluted and the handle is curved so that it would fit nicely in the gravy bowl. Enlarge the photos to see the wonderful bird engraved on the front of the handle...




and the wheat stalks engraved on the back. (The dark is not tarnish-just a shadow caused by the curvature of the handle.)




Enlarge to read the mark on this little gem...why, of course, it reads Tiffany and Co.!







Hop on over to Suzanne's...that's at Coloradolady to see more vintage treasures.





22 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely spoons, Miri. How fortunate you have them. Did you recently polish them? They look in perfect condition. The markings are not familar but the workmanship is exquisite.

Elizabeth said...

Oh I love your silverware!

LV said...

Those are very nice pieces of silver serving pieces. My eye also caught on the pretty crochet they are sitting on.

Postcardy said...

Those are nice pieces. I never saw serving spoons with designs on the bowls before.

viridian said...

so glad to see you back. I really like the gravy ladle.

Jane said...

Those are beautiful pieces! I love the intricate work on all of them.
Jane

Coloradolady said...

Miri, these are lovely. I love your pictures too, you did a great job, they really show off the detail of the silver! Have a great VTT!

CC said...

They're just beautiful Miri...I loved the carvings. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

junkdreams said...

I collect vintage silver as well...these are beautiful pieces. Happy Vintage Thursday!
xojanis

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, these spoons are beautiful.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Maureen said...

Another example of why I love silver. Little works of art!

Charlotte said...

The silverware is beautiful, but the doily you have them on is spectacular! Where did that come from?

Vonlipi said...

Lovely spoons! very distinctive. You might be able to find somthing on the markings on the web. Happy VTT!

Heather said...

those are truly lovely. thanks for sharing them here. i have never seen any so engraved.

sweet european dreams said...

these are just beautiful - the pictures never capture how nice they are. I recently found a slew of old hotel serveware that I need to clean up - very fun!

Roslyn said...

Oh my beautiful dainty treasures Miri, I love them!

Ann said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my hair on my Family Friday post. Can you believe I wore it that high--well we all did. So glad it's a thing of the past. I do like your silverware-very pretty.

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I love the designs! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Diann said...

Oh, these are just gorgeous!

Ruby said...

Very pretty! And so well displayed. Thanks for sharing!

ewenique said...

Your serving spoons are beautiful! I've never thought of collecting silverware, but I'll be on the lookout now! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

Micki said...

The spoons are so pretty! I am sure that you treasure them!
Micki