Large Silver Vessels

Here you can find large antique silver flat tableware; silver monteith bowls, silver punch bowls and silver dishes with covers (cloche), which are large and often part of royal or noble collections. A silver monteith bowl, or glass-cooler, was filled with cold water thereby tempering the glasses and thus making it possible to drink a fresh glass of alcohol. It was never standing directly on the dinner table but rather on a side-table. A silver dish with cover (cloche) held the meal warm until it was served. An antique silver wine-cooler could very well be used today as a champagne cooler or sparkling wine cooler. 

Courtly and Noble Silver Vessels

Antique Silver Large Vessels