Vintage Hotel Flatware - Spoon
Gathered from hotels, restaurants, cafés, ocean liners, railroads & estates throughout Great Britain, our Vintage Hotel Flatware is all meticulously reconditioned & replated in hotel-weight silver. Our flatware is not a reproduction, it is the genuine article. Generally dating from before World War II, this flatware is a perfect example of the quality & craftsmanship that exemplified the British silver industry. The patterns are typically based on eighteenth-century English & French sterling silver prototypes. Some pieces are more ornate, some are more simple. They may be ornamented with a monogram, heraldic crest or the name of a hotel, restaurant or café. Each piece is unique, each piece is lovely.
Please choose either Tablespoon or Teaspoon from the options menu below. Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing preserves their shine. Spoon measures approximately 7 3/8" in length.
Please be aware that since our flatware is indeed vintage and "found", sizes may vary slightly from placesetting to placesetting. Sizes may also vary from standard American flatware; the biggest difference being tablespoons tend to be a bit larger, while teaspoons tend to be a bit smaller than their contemporary American counterparts. Thank you for allowing us to choose a beautiful mix of spoons for you and rest assured that we have the highest standards and will only send you that which we are very proud of.
Once found in Grand Hotels, chic cafés, elegant restaurants as well as luxury steamships and the dining cars of the great locomotives, vintage hotel silver beautifully evokes the Golden Age of Travel. Handsomely crafted using nickel silver as its base metal along with a thick plating of pure silver, vintage hotel silver is unmistakeable for its simple, classic lines and its pleasing heft. Often crested with the name of the establishment, the pieces bear the gentle, lovely patina often referred to as a "butler's finish".
Produced by the great silversmiths here in the United States, as well as those in Britain and on the Continent, most hotel silver dates from the 1920s to the 1940s. Prized for its perfect blend of form and function, hotel silver was made to withstand the rigor of use. Highly collectible, vintage hotel silver is a wonderful addition to any home.
Evoking the days of elegant travel, there are many new ways that hotel silver can be enjoyed. A milk pitcher makes an elegant vase for flowers or fresh herbs on the kitchen counter. A collection of oval platters adds sparkle and depth in a hutch when not being called into service for a buffet or dinner party. A toast rack becomes the perfect way to display photographs, hold fingertip towels in a powder room or organize mail in the office. Mix and match cutlery brings a relaxed elegance to any tablescape. Whatever the piece, vintage hotel silver is sure to stir memories not only of your own travel, but of exotic destinations and ports of call from parts unknown.