Matching pair of 800 silver and cut glass German relish dishes circa 1890 in the shape of a pair of wheelbarrows. These relish dishes have their original cut glass liners and are approximately 6 inches long from the tip of the wheel to the end of the handles. There is a star cut on the bottom of both dishes. The actual "relish dish" portion of the wheelbarrow is about 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches. The wheel does rotate allowing the wheelbarrow to be rolled across the table.
The sides of the dishes have a scene with 7 putti dancing. The decorative sides to the wheelbarrow are pieced and the bottoms are solid and plain. Only one wheelbarrow is marked as to its silver content and thus country of origin. It also has the retailer's mark for Theodor Schallmayer of Munich. The price is for the pair, sold as a pair. This pair of relish dishes are in great antique condition.
Having a pair of dishes does allow for 2 different relishes to be served or for one dish to be at each end of the table. These could also easily be haroset or charoset dishes. The children's gardening tools flatware set also listed by me on Rubylane, would make great imaginative servers to use with these relish dishes if used for haroset.
Pair of Silver Relish Dishes Circa 1890 in the Shape of Wheelbarrows From Germany