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ANTIQUE SILVER ASPARAGUS SERVERS

We have grown asparagus in Britain since its introduction by the Romans, Emperor Augustus even had a fleet of ships known as the ‘Asparagus Fleet’ which collected and transported the vegetable to wherever he happened to be, however it really gained popularity here in the 17th Century. Silver dishes designed specifically for serving asparagus, serving tongs, and even individual asparagus ‘eaters’ started being produced in the Victorian period when formal dining became fashionable.

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L3181: Sterling Silver Asparagus Eaters

Hallmarked In 1911

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1911 by Walker & Hall, this elegant set of six Antique Sterling Silver Asparagus Eaters, are embellished with a simple zig zag pattern and the set is presented in its original box. Each pair of tongs measures 4"(10.5cm) long and the set together weighs 6.2 troy ounces.

£765

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L3283: Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish

Hallmarked In 1912

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1912 by Roberts & Belk, this handsome, George V, Antique Sterling Silver Asparagus dish, is simple in design, and oval in shape, with gadroon borders, scroll handles and a fitted draining rack. The asparagus dish measures 3.5"(9cm) tall, by 14.5"(37cm) wide, by 9.25"(24cm) deep and weighs 31 troy ounces.

£1,275

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b9710: Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish

Hallmarked In 1900

Hallmarked in Sheffield, 1900 by William Hutton, this stylish, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish, is oval in shape, and features pierced decoration and shaped borders, and it is presented with a pair of serving tongs which are made by George Howson and bear a 1901 hallmark. The tray measures 13.75"(35cm) from handle to handle, by 9.25"(23.5cm) deep. The tongs measure 9"(22.5cm) in length, by 1"(2.5cm) wide. Together the Asparagus Serving set weighs 34.2 troy ounces.

£1,575

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L1678: Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish

Hallmarked In 1931

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1930 and 1931 by Mappin & Webb, this handsome, George V, Sterling Silver Asparagus Dish, features serving tongs, a butter boat and a draining rack, all fitted on a shaped border tray, which stands on ball feet. The asparagus dish measures 4.5"(11cm) tall, by 14"(36cm) wide, by 9"(22cm) deep and weighs 41.3 troy ounces.

£1,875

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