Antique Celery Serving Dish Set 4 matching Salt Dip Cups Marked Bibi Nippon ビビ 1900s Salt Cellars Snack Set Bowl Nut Pickle or Relish Dish
Epicurean history note: Celery came from England to North America as a luxury vegetable. English taste favored celery as blanched stalks nibbled raw with salt, a winter salad, or dressed in a mustard vinaigrette and eaten chopped as a slaw. The English and Anglo-Americans also found celery sauce to be the ideal accompaniment of roasted fowls and mutton.
Celery was a status food: a rare delicacy that only wealthy families could afford and, therefore, a way to demonstrate your importance to guests. Celery vases were replaced by celery dishes, as they were “less conspicuous” on the dining table. True aristocrats set matching salt dips at each place setting, as not to contaminate salt cellars from guests dipping their celery stalks.
This beautiful set is made up of a celery serving dish and 5 individual salt cups – the perfect set for enjoying an aristocrat’s gourmet delight! Even if you choose to use the pieces in another way; serving set for nuts or candies at your next party, soaps in the boudoir or even as a centerpiece and place settings….you must agree that an artisan’s eye created wonderful works of art!!
The red and green stamp on each piece of “Hand Painted, ビビ Nippon” "Bibi" identifies the production/import period of 1891 to 1921. The Made in Japan Mark would be later. Several sites indicate that BiBi ware was exported to Lebanon for sale in the Middle East through 1947. I have not verified this. For being between 96 and 126 years old each piece is in exceptional antique condition!
Each piece has been meticulously hand painted in a beautiful florals and accented paste dots painted over in gold. The server measures 11-1/4” long, 5” wide and 1-5/8”” tall. The 4 salt dip cups measure 3-5/8” long, 2-1/4” wide and 1/2” tall. The only item of note is that the salt cups have minor wear to the design – indicative to usage in pieces of this age. Other than that, there are NO chips, cracks, crazing or repairs.
This exquisite set would either make a prized addition to any antique porcelain collection, or be a perfect gift idea for the discerning admirer of fine quality, artistically designed objects of amazing beauty!
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