Silver-plated nautilus spoon warmer

Silver-plated nautilus spoon warmer

£450

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6470

Victorian silver-plated spoon warmer in the form of a nautilus shell, mounted on a sea-effect base with decorative handle in the form of a foaming waves.

At a time when the kitchens were generally set far from dining rooms, it was important that food be kept warm while being brought to the rarely heated dining rooms. A large variety of dishes had hot water compartments for the purpose and spoon warmers also made their entrance. Filled with hot water in the kitchen, they were brought to the table with the serving spoons inside, keeping them warm and preventing the food from getting cold.

Dimensions:

Height 120 mm / 4 34"
Depth 170 mm / 6 34"
Year

c1895

Place

Sheffield

Condition

Excellent

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