silver service

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A set of serving and dining dishes made of silver, usually containing a large urn or bowl, goblets, plates, and often utensils as well. Silver dishes are uses for special or formal entertaining occasions, and are often kept on display as decorative pieces the rest of the time.

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Silver service from the Renaissance period in Holland, image taken July 14, 2014 by Andrea Schafer-Ramell, is licensed under CC BY.

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