This collection would have been used on Joseph Howe’s dinner table. Dinners were much more formal events than they are today, as demonstrated by these dishes. Seen here are:
- Glass finger bowl, with cut and polished 6-pointed star decoration on bottom.
- Ceramic vegetable dish, decorated with a scalloped edge and gilt (gold paint or gold leaf) decorations.
- A three-piece condiment set, one with a stopper, one with a shaker top, and one with a hinged lid and spoon. These would have been on the table to allow diners to season their food with items such as vinegar, salt, or mustard.
(Photograph by Roger Lloyd. Nova Scotia Museum)
History Collection, 2004.7.4, 2004.7.6 and 87.70 A-D