The 19th century saw an increased fascination with aviation, thanks in part to hot air ballooning and the invention of Zeppelin dirigibles. But flight as we know it today, in fixed-wing airplanes, began in the early 20th century, when entrepreneurs and engineers including William E. Boeing, Donald Douglas Sr., James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, and James S. McDonnell began to build on what the Wright Brothers had started not so long before.
This hunger and fascination for all things aviation found its way to popular design, from advertisements, to clothing designs, and even to table settings. This beautiful silver-plated egg cup and spoon set, dating to the early 1910s, is a perfect example of the influence aviation had on everyday design.
The set includes four matching footed egg cups that sit upon the stacked wings of a biplane, similar to the famous model first flown by the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk. Four small egg spoons accompany the set. The set was made by James Dixon & Son, 14 St. Andrews Street, Holborn Circus, London. It is stamped on the back tail.
This fantastic set is currently on sale, so now is the best time to add it to your own collection. Whether you set it in a cabinet for display or use it during your next brunch, you marvel at the craftsmanship of the early 20th century silversmiths who were inspired by man's first flight and the promise of the skies!
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