the ice cutter is the most ostentatious display of a piece of silverware. it is inspired by an early 17th century ice cutter/server when ice was rare and quite the luxury.
14k yellow gold with rose cut diamond bezel in handle.

the summer fruit spoon is the most decadent of flatware pieces. originally made to serve fresh fruit that would have ben considered an extravagance to say the least.
sterling silver with rubies or without.

the good luck spoon is a classic example of a souvenir spoon,
which remains popular in modern days.
sterling silver good luck clover spoon with emeralds.

the marriage spoon's heart shaped bowl was a common design for wedding gift platters given to newlyweds of the early 20th century. the skull couple makes it modern.
14k yellow gold marriage spoon with embellished skull top. diamond and sapphire eyes.

the baby spoon represents the earliest of spoons as gifts for a christening or baby's birth.
hence the expression, "born with a silver spoon in your mouth."
sterling silver baby spoons.

the fairy absinthe spoon was originally designed particularly for famous artist,
bohemian Henri Toulouse Lautrec.
14k yellow gold fairy absinthe spoon with emerald.
14k rose gold fairy absinthe spoon with rose cut diamond.

Los Angeles based designer Rachael White established her fine jewelry line, Demitasse, in 2006. French for half-cup and an emblem of privilege, Demitasse reinvents the opulence of antique tableware and serving pieces into fine jewelry of gold, diamonds and sapphires. In early 2000, Rachael stumbled upon an article about antique silverware that sparked her interest. After months of researching flatware she became convinced people had forgotten what it meant to entertain at home and that food is a luxury that should be cherished as it once was.

“There was a time when the utensil one ate with or the utensil one served with was just as important as what they ate. In those times, people had the same reverence for silverware that we have today for jewelry—a working-class family would save for years to buy an actual silver spoon to feed their children or collect. I wanted to bring back the type of intricate metalwork rarely seen anymore. What better way to do it than with a collection inspired by tableware itself?”

1 comment:

honeyo said...

oh these speak to me..absolutely lovely...