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Vintage Hotel Flatware - Serving Spoon

Vintage Hotel Flatware - Serving Spoon

$32.00

Gathered from hotels, restaurants & estates throughout Great Britain, our Vintage Hotel Serving Spoons are all meticulously reconditioned & replated in hotel-weight silver. They are not a reproduction, they are the genuine article. Generally dating from before World War II, the serving spoons are a perfect example of the quality and 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 simple. They may be ornamented with a monogram, heraldic crest or the name of a hotel, restaurant or cafe.

Each piece is unique, each piece is lovely - please allow us to choose one for you.   Between 8" and 9" in length.


 

Did you Know?

Before about 1700, people generally brought their own spoons to the table. Spoons were carried as personal property in much the same way as people today carry wallets, key rings or mobile phones.

From about 1700 the place setting became popular, and with it the "table-spoon," "table-fork," and "table-knife." Beginning in the 18th century and exploding during the Victorian era, there was a proliferation of different sorts of spoons, including the tea-spoon, coffee-spoon, dessert-spoon, and soup-spoon.

In Britain, the dessert-spoon and soup-spoon began to displace the table-spoon as the primary implement for eating from a bowl, at which point the name "table-spoon" took on a secondary meaning as a much larger serving spoon. 

At the time the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was published, "tablespoon" (which by then was no longer hyphenated) still had two definitions: the original definition (eating spoon) and the new definition (serving spoon). By the time of the second edition, the first definition was relegated to "also, occasionally".

 

Learn More about Hotel Silver

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. Enduringly crafted using sturdy nickel silver as its base metal and coated with a thick plating of pure, gleaming 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 rigors of daily 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 or sugar basin 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 sophistication and elegance to any tablescape. Whatever the piece, vintage hotel silver is sure to stir memories not only of your own travels, but of exotic destinations and ports of call from parts unknown.

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