Victorian Silver Plated Spoon Warmers

Date: Circa 1880

Maker: James Dixon

Country: England

Stock Number: 4040

A pair of antique silver plated spoon warmers in the form of scallop shells. Classic bead borders. These table shells make an excellent display for flowers and can also be used as cutlery holders and maybe even covered jugs. Spread 18 cm. Height 10.5 cm to top of handle. Width 14 cm. Both marked underneath for the maker James Dixon of Sheffield, UK. Circa 1880.

Literature: These collectible items were originally made to assist in keeping food warm in the chilly Victorian houses. They were particularly useful in spooning out gravy. Nowadays they are popularly used as flower holders, toothbrush holders, pen pots etc.

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