Serving pieces with seaweed decorated bowls and tines. Jelly spoon, two lettuce forks and a pickle fork. ca. 1890. American. Sterling silver and ivory. Whiting, New York, maker. Image © Charlton Hall Auction, West Columbia, South Carolina. Fair use license. via https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/whiting-ivory-pattern-silver-serving-pieces-4pcs-D904BF5A8D?utm_source=house&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=exclusive&utm_content
Polar bear ice bowl with an applied icicle rim and a pierced inset liner. 1874. Made in Birmingham, England. Silver. Hallmarked. Horace Woodward, silversmith. Image © Britannia Fine Antique Silver. Fair use license. via http://www.silverperfect.com/Inventory/rarehollowware1.html
Bowl with three applied turtles and seaweed. ca. 1880. American. Hammered silver in a Japanese style with the interior engraved with seaweed to match the etched seaweed on the outside. Sterling silver. Tiffany, maker. Image © Britannia Fine Antique Silver. Fair use license. via http://www.silverperfect.com/Inventory/archives/tfnyturtlebldetail.html
Seahorse fish servers. ca. 1890. American. Hammered silver with applied decoration. Whiting, New York, maker. Image © 1998-2019 Ruby Lane, Inc. Fair use license. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=imgres&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwil9Z7d5O7iAhXN1VkKHYOJAjkQjhx6BAgBEAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rubylane.com%2Fitem%2F1374855-4533%2FWHITING-Antique-Hammered-Sterling-Silver-applied&psig=AOvVaw3qC0J8bvqBFLw-LFDDlBlw&ust=1560801474659884
Set of twelve five o’clock tea spoons, many with oceanic themes, including crabs, fish and seaweed. ca. 1888. American. Sterling silver. Gorham Silver, Providence, Rhode Island. Image 2019 Spencer Marks Ltd. Fair use license. via https://www.spencermarks.com/products/gorham-rare-original-set-of-12-antique-sterling-silver-five-oclock-tea-spoons-providence-ri-c-1889
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