I have quite a collection of sterling silver flatware and serving pieces, most of which were gifts when I got married. This was one I looked at with bewilderment when I first opened it, but the shape and the intricate, curly-cue holes clued me in -- tomatoes.super expensive blender or espresso machine... This is my kitchen treasure.
You can find these types of serving pieces (especially antique ones) on ebay. Gift stores that carry sterling silver can usually order specialty serving items.
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(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)