28 Jun2007

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Here is yet another spectacular single use sterling silver implement from my sister’s collection. This one is a gorgeous asparagus server which is designed to asp2scoop under several spears of asparagus then gently hold them in place with a flat top portion and transfer the asparagus to one’s plate. Note that there is a little “lip” in the upper silver paddle so that the asparagus don’t slip out easily. It is really quite stunning to behold, with intricate patterns in sterling silver. An English William IV antique, it dates back to 1830 or so. Yipes, that is OLD?! Frankly, I think this is a very useful utensil, particularly if you serve asparagus often…

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COMMENTS:

  1. Maria Clara says:

    With its beauty, vintage and useful features – real collector’s prized possession!

    Jun 28, 2007 | 10:51 am

     
  2. Socky says:

    I can’t believe your sister’s collection! She must have enough of these exquisite single-use implements to fill a museum.

    Jun 28, 2007 | 6:20 pm

     
  3. Katrina says:

    What an ingenious tool! Some of the other single-use implements you’ve featured could actually be easily replaced by another implement, but this one really would do its job much better than what we would normally use. It’s too bad it didn’t catch on.

    Jun 28, 2007 | 7:36 pm

     
  4. Candygirl says:

    And it looks almost new!

    Jun 28, 2007 | 11:58 pm

     
  5. lojet says:

    That is a beauty!

    Jun 29, 2007 | 12:13 am

     
  6. nunosapunso says:

    wow-ang ganda naman! share ko lang may experience with asparagus years ago…i bought some in the market and called a spanish friend to ask him how to cook them, he said boil them then wrap it with ham and pur some butter on it. He didn’t tell me I had to peel them first..so it wasn’t so nice. malay ko ba? Ang alam ko lang na asparagus sa atin, nasa bote.

    Jun 29, 2007 | 3:29 am

     
  7. paolo says:

    Very funny, nuno..

    Bottled asparagus is not for humans.

    Jun 30, 2007 | 7:57 pm

     
 

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