Victorian Silver Plated Spoonwarmer

Date: Circa 1879

Country: England

Stock Number: 8904

An antique spoon warmer in the former of a nautilus shell on a raised base. Plain design with a quality hinged lid. Height 13.5 cms. Length 15.5 cms. Width 9 cms. Silver plated. Circa 1870. Unmarked. Silver plated on Britannia metal. Made in Sheffield, UK.

Literature: These collectible items were originally made to assist in keeping food warm in the chilly Victorian houses.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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