[Sca-cooks] Picture of a spice plate
voxeight at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 20:06:26 PDT 2011
If you wanted to fake these in a large enough quantity to serve all
the tables at feast - if you squint in low light they look like
deviled egg serving dishes.
Here's a cool one with a bunny: http://silverole.com/mcart/images/pw23.jpg
*runs for the rock*
Serena da Riva
On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 1:06 PM, <wheezul at canby.com> wrote:
> 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.
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