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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 08-09-2020 11:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't collect flatware or bug stuff anymore but could not resist this wonderful George Sharp ice cream server. Originally bought for resale but can't bring myself to sell it. The bug is fabulous.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-09-2020 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So funny to think that in the old days people would want bugs on their flatware.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 08-09-2020 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always wondered about what customer would buy something like this...putting out ice cream on a hot summer day in 1870, a giant beetle on the server...

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 08-16-2020 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote


The Victorian era people were fascinated by bugs and not just those people living in Great Britain. The US designers quickly picked up this love affair.
This fascination continued even through the time when some modern day bugs; the Beatles, were imported into the US culture.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-17-2020 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Decorative Studies of Insect Forms.

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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 08-18-2020 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Love the further insight into Victorian bug fancy.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 08-21-2020 12:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So wonderful! And simultaneously so horrible! And yet so wonderful!

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ahwt

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iconnumber posted 08-21-2020 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ahwt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think of this form as a cracker scoop, but I am sure it would work for ice cream.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 08-23-2020 06:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, probably a cracker scoop. Thanks.

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Richard Kurtzman
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iconnumber posted 08-23-2020 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Kurtzman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have seen this Sharp form in the past described as an ice cream server. This was not a primary source attribution, so.....
Also, this piece might be a crouquette server.

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asheland

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iconnumber posted 11-17-2020 02:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for asheland     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Super cool!

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