Special Silver Serving Pieces Photos

Upscale tables often hosted specialized serving dishes for specific foods or specialized devices like dinner bells. This page displays a variety of such items in silver or other metals.

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Egg cups at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Chaffing dish at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Silver plated biscuit holder with fold down serving halves at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Silver caviar pail or bottle cooler by Edward Hodges Baily & made by Mortimer & Hunt of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Egg cups at McAllister House Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Chaffing dish at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Silver plated biscuit holder with fold down serving halves at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Silver caviar pail or bottle cooler by Edward Hodges Baily & made by Mortimer & Hunt of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Metal covered dish with ornate handle at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Silver serving dish in shape of fish in dining room at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Silver skillet by William Rouse of Boston at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver stork nips by John West of Dublin at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Metal covered dish with ornate handle at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Silver serving dish in shape of fish in dining room at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Silver skillet (c1695) by William Rouse of Boston at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Silver stork nips (c1790) by John West of Dublin at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Silver egg coddler with sand timer by John Edwards III of London at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver Homer Cup by Benjamin Schlick & made by Elkington & Co. of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver dinner bell by William Bogert & Co. of New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver fruit bowl with kneeling woman & grape vines by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Silver egg coddler with sand timer (1805-6) by John Edwards III of London at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver Homer Cup (1844) by Benjamin Schlick & made by Elkington & Co. of Britain at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver dinner bell (c1866-75) by William Bogert & Co. of New York City at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Silver fruit bowl with kneeling woman & grape vines (1871) by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Cake basket with chariot scene by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Fruit plate by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Silver vegetable dish by Dominick & Haff of New York City at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver plated toast rack by Christopher Dresser of Hukin & Heath of London, England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Cake basket with chariot scene (1874) by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Fruit plate (1879) by Gorham Manuf. Co. of Providence, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Silver vegetable dish (1881) by Dominick & Haff of New York City at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.Silver plated toast rack (c1881) by Christopher Dresser of Hukin & Heath of London, England at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Cigarette & match holder in shape of bird's foot by Hartford Silver Co. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Table bell with Neoclassical figure by Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden Ct. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Silver & ivory sugar dish by Lucien Bonvallet of Maison Cardeilhac of Paris at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Pewter biscuit box by Archibald Knox of Liberty & Co. of London, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Cigarette & match holder in shape of bird's foot (1884-94) by Hartford Silver Co. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Table bell with Neoclassical figure (c1885) by Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden Ct. at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Silver & ivory sugar dish (1900) by Lucien Bonvallet of Maison Cardeilhac of Paris at Musée d'Orsay. Paris, France.Pewter biscuit box (1903) by Archibald Knox of Liberty & Co. of London, England at Carnegie Museum of Art. Pittsburgh, PA.
Copper & silver chafing dish with rabbits by Joseph Heinrich for retailer Cowell & Hubbard at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Art Deco metal covered dishes by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Chromed electric food warmer by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.
Copper & silver chafing dish with rabbits (1904) by Joseph Heinrich for retailer Cowell & Hubbard at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Art Deco metal covered dishes ( 1930s) by Chase Co. of Waterbury, CT at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Chromed electric food warmer (c1932) by Chase Brass & Copper Co. of Waterbury, CT at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.

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