MARRIAGE/WEDDING SILVER SERVERS
The normal tea sized spoon on the right is to help you evaluate size
An excellent example of a master silversmith's work
The finial shows a man and woman (am not sure of the meaning of the
central face --but I suspect that it is the devil)
(this same motif can be seen on another spoon by clicking here)
The elaborately repousse/chased bowl shows a man smoking a large pipe
and talking to a woman while a dog is resting in the foreground
Note the elaborate brick work and flooring work and items on the wall
as well as the plain style furniture.
The cherubs were to indicate divine intervention and approval.
Very nice Art Nouveau style wedding server featuring an adoring couple
at the finial (finished on both sides)
The bowl is pierced for serving a food item that needs to be drained.
Notice the Art Nouveau styling of the young lady as she leaps to kiss
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This is a variation on the Adam and Eve theme for an older couple.
Note the apple tree in the design
The ten point star design has several different meanings.
It sometimes represents man's domination over the earth but
is also associated with individual existentialism and
sometimes it is associated with spiritual well being and
Art Nouveau auricular styling is used in several places
I have also seen other variations showing this couple. (I am not sure
if they were a royal couple or a historical couple)
Tourist style Lapland wedding server. This example is larger than most
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Old rare Swiss marriage spoons
Other marriage spoons
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