[Sca-cooks] Picture of a spice plate

wheezul at canby.com wheezul at canby.com
Thu Jul 7 10:06:29 PDT 2011

I think these may be confection plates/bowls that I found using the key
word 'schale' dated between 1500 and 1600 on bildindex.  I would wonder if
there was a differentiation between confits and spices in terms of
service?  I wonder if there may be more information in the apothecary
books in the confection sections...



> Jack Turner's "Spice: The History of a Temptation," has a picture of a
> silver spice plate from England, ca. 1567-1573. "Besides displaying spices
> they displayed the wealth and taste of the owner," the caption says.
> It doesn't have any compartments that I can see, though, so any powdered
> spices would seem to get all mixed up in the serving.
> The picture of this spice bowl from the V&A that Thorvald found, (one of a
> set of six), that I can see actually being used in serving, but again, it
> looks more suited for the spiced and candied seeds/comfits/wafers.
> YIS,
> Adelisa
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