Table arrangement - in amber! - decanters, sugar bowls, spoons
Wine stoppers decorated with amber, decanters, sugar bowls or spoons - the desire to surround oneself with amber also in the form of utilitarian objects is invariably strong. Even today, amber - especially in a modern, designer form - adds a unique touch to the table.
Amber tableware in the past...
Amber has always been a desirable element of table settings - an intrinsic sign of luxury and an indicator of the wealth of the hosts. One of the oldest pieces of evidence of this is the famous amber cup from Hove dating to around 1500 BC. (now one of the most important Bronze Age artifacts in the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery) weighing 100 g, made from a single lump weighing about 400 g.
In the nearer past, amber decorated tableware pieces were popular in the 17th century. - The artistically best wares on the market were made by Moritz & Stumpf (so technically excellent that it was entrusted with the reconstruction of the Amber Room in the early 20th century). Thanks to these products, recipients around the world rediscovered the beauty and uniqueness of fossilized resin combined with gold, platinum, ivory, ebony or ceramics.
The desire to surround oneself with amber is still alive today, which can be seen, for example, in the rich offer of utilitarian items, especially tableware. Lovers of the gold of the Baltic will not be disappointed, as they will find a full range of products - from wine stoppers or tasteful spoons decorated with Baltic amber to decanters or fruit platters with amber decorative elements. And these come in a variety of styles: from those reminiscent of the communist era, which - especially in good artistic execution - are nowadays a gem to be hunted down at online auctions, to contemporary minimalist designs in silver or steel. The only limitation is the imagination and artistry of the creator.
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