Victorian English Glass and Silverplate Covered Sardine Dish with Handle (LEO Design)


The sun enters the final region of the annual Zodiac today. Pisces, the fish, runs from 19 February to 20 March.

Pisces are know for their kindness and hospitality, always working to ensure the happiness of those around them.  Pisces are creative, imaginative, intuitive, gracious and open-minded.  They are sensitive to the feelings of others and are amongst the most sympathetic of people.  But Pisces can, at times, "live with their heads in the clouds."  They can be escapist, unrealistic, dependent on others and sometimes submissive to a fault.

The Victorian English sardine dish, shown above was made in the late Nineteenth Century.  The glass liner is cradled in a silver-plated stand, complete  with folding handle and silver-plated lid.  Its knob is a sculpted fish—which will preside above the sardines aligned, neatly beneath him.  It is also a terrific place to keep a few cufflinks, collar stays, keys, candies or other foods (like olives, pickles or relishes). Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com)

We also can be found in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248