Like all of Michael Michaud's pieces, this exquisite little apple box is hand made in New York using the lost wax casting method. Use it to store jewelry, baby teeth, or billets doux. This tiny box is pewter with a gold overlay. Approximate dimensions 1.5" x 1.75."
|Fig Leaf Dish|
This heirloom dish captures every detail of a fig leaf down to the petiole and intricate veining. The silver wash perfectly mimics first frost. Consider serving fresh figs on this dish or giving it along with one of our fig trees! Copper over pewter, with antique silver finish. 6" x 5.25."
Handcast from a Red Delicious apple, this small creamer is made of pewter that's been polished to a satin finish. The bottom is a perfect replica of an apple's calyx basin. The handle is cast from applewood. About 2.5" high x 4" wide, including pour spout and handle. An incomparable set with the sugar bowl, below.
|Apple Sugar Bowl|
This sugar bowl, like its matching creamer, is handcast from a Red Delicious apple and made from pewter that's been polished to a satin finish. Serve up raita and apple chutney, or applesauce and sour cream, or even milk and sugar! About 2.5" high x 3" wide. Comes with spoon.
This utterly charming small bowl looks like it came straight from the White Rabbit's cupboard. A mass of species Narcissus in this bowl makes one of the most beautiful centerpieces you'll ever see. A wash of gold and copper over pewter. 2 1/4" high x 5" wide.
|Grape Leaf Salt Dish|
Cast from grape leaves on the vine, this charming addition to your table holds salt or anything else you might want to sprinkle on your food. Silver over copper and pewter. Includes matching spoon, a miniature grape leaf. 3.5" x 2.5."
|Bay Leaf Trivet|
Don't be afraid to use this trivet for its intended use. Although it's a piece of art, it's also a useful tool that can support hot pans and plates atop the counter or table. But its uses don't end there. This piece is wonderful on the wall or door, as a centerpiece holding fresh fruit or herbs, or surrounding a vase. Cast from the leaves of Laurus nobilis, you'll be ready to Hail Caesar as the occasion demands. Pewter is the base metal and is finished with bronze over copper. Everchanging shimmers of light from different angles is a subtle marvel. Outside diameter about 6.5", inside diameter about 3".
|Bay Leaf Trivet Antique Pewter|
Here's the Bay Leaf trivet in an antique pewter finish, looking like it was whisked off a walnut table in colonial Virginia. Same in all other respects as the Bay Leaf trivet in antique bronze. Pewter base metal finished with a silver coating.
The pomegranate is weighted with symbolism, from devotion to righteousness. Historically, the number of its seeds is supposed to equal the number of commandments in the Torah. That's a lot of seeds! This exquisite little box is weighted with a gold over copper finish, on a pewter base. A few rubies scattered inside the box would make an amazing gift. 1 3/4" wide, 2" high.
|Herb Napkin Rings|
This boxed set of four napkin rings is based on the four essential culinary herbs: parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Cast from actual herbs and featuring a gold finish over bronze. Makes a great hostess gift.
|Birch Bark Napkin Rings|
Cast from the trunks of silver birches, these napkin rings capture the intricate bark patterns of those trees. They pair beautifully with the birch serving spoons. Silver and copper wash over pewter. Four rings to a set. Much more beautiful than the photograph can convey.
|Birch Bark Serving Spoons|
Cast from birch branches and bark, these 9 1/2" serving utensils are perfect for salads, casseroles or pasta. Silver over copper finish on pewter base. Truly exquisite. Like all the pieces, these utensils are food safe. A set. ONE PER CUSTOMER, PLEASE.
|Birch Bark Tea Lights|
Tea lights can sometimes appear contrived. Not these. Same silver and copper wash over pewter used on these tea lights as on the other birch bark items. Candle light shining through the holes of these cast birch bark tea lights produces a very dreamy quality for your table or mantel. 1.75" x 1.75," set of 2.
|Small Birch Bark Vase|
Imagine a table set with the birch napkin rings, the birch serving spoons, and one of these small (4.5" tall) vases for each place. Silver and copper wash over pewter. Beyond perfect for bunches of green fairy lanterns, fritillaries or wild orchids.
|Large Birch Bark Vase|
A subtle masterpiece, this antique pewter vase will add drama to any room. Pair it with the other birch pieces for a powerful statement. Unbelievably beautiful with pussy willow or dogwood. 8" tall. This vase has the new antique pewter finish, so it is a little lighter and more silver than the photo.
|Sea Urchin Box|
Why is a sea urchin box offered alongside botanical tableware? Because it is irresistible. And maybe sea urchins are plants in another galaxy. Here on planet Earth, this tiny box is about 1 1/2" high x 2 1/4" wide. Silver wash over copper on pewter. The copper shines through intermittently to capture the intricate surface of a sea urchin at low tide during sunset. Yet another photo courtesy of Elizabeth Albritton.