Antique English Creamware Asparagus Server Shells
Antique English Creamware Asparagus Server Shells
Antique English Creamware Asparagus Server Shells
Antique English Creamware Asparagus Server Shells
Antique English Creamware Asparagus Server Shells

Antique English Creamware Asparagus Server Shells

c. 1785 England

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English Creamware Set of Four Asparagus Servers or Shells,
Circa 1780-1800.

The four creamware openwork holders are formed like a channel with rounded edges and a flat base, the sides with openwork in the form of stylized flower-heads.

These servers were used to serve individual portions of asparagus at the dining table, it holds a small bunch of asparagus nicely together for ease of handling.

Length: 3 3/4 inches x 2 1/2 inches wide x 1 1/2 inches high


Condition: Good with one with line repaired.
Reference: Birmingham Museum of Art

These small, flat receptacles are called asparagus shells. During the 18th century in England, highly decorated ceramic asparagus shells graced the elegant dining tables of the wealthiest individuals who used them to serve bundles of long asparagus spears.

Usually about three inches long with low, vertical sides, asparagus shells were open at both ends and tapered toward one side. When placed together, a set of asparagus shells formed a circle.
Dimensions
Height 1.50 inch (3.81 cm)
Width 2.50 inch (6.35 cm)
Depth 3.75 inch (9.52 cm)
Stock Code
NY7994
Medium
creamware pottery
Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

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