This silver is really quite special, with art nouveau patterns by Tiffany & Co. Now, we realize it's quite expensive, and this post isn't meant to advocate running out and purchasing these pieces. Rather, it's meant as a pause to simply enjoy these stunning works of functional art...
It amazes us what level of care, invention, and playfulness went into these utensils. Makes us want to introduce a little highly stylized flora and fauna (at a lower price point) into our own home.
• 1 complete set of teaspoons, each with a different natural design (check out the spider pattern)
• 2 knife sharpener etched with a dragonfly pattern
• 3 delicate leaf pattern on a butter knife
• 4 bird on matching salad servers
• 5 fork set with various floral patterns
• 6 flora knife handles
• 7 hand-hammered handle...
• 8 ...on a slotted spoon
• 9 turtles! absolutely wonderful
Images: Britannia Fine Antique Silver