This is a spectacular antique Victorian Aesthetic Period silver plate figural condiment server featuring a bird with wings outspread and an Chinoiserie design. It was made by the Meriden Silver Company and is marked accordingly. It would originally have had glass inserts to hold condiments, sweetmeats or nuts. These were replaced at some point with the little porcelain cups shown.
It measures about 10 inches across and it is about 7 inches tall. It has considerable plate loss, but is otherwise in very good condition.