Ginkgo Leaf Salad Servers
A pair of ginkgo leaf salad servers. Pewter cutlery handmade by Glover and Smith.
The sacred tree of the East, the Ginkgo Biloba is a symbol of love and is also associated with longevity and the unity of opposites.
Perfect 10th wedding anniversary gifts (They are 92% tin)
Length 27cm. Boxed.
Is it one living thing that has become divided within itself? Are these two who have chosen each other, so that we know them as one? - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Ginkgo is not only a beautiful tree, with very characteristic fan shaped leaves. It is also known as a living fossil, because it has remained practically unchanged for the last 270 million years.
Did you know...
A remarkable fact is that after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, six Ginkgo trees close to the epicentre actually survived the blast; and are still alive today. The Ginkgo is therefore regarded as the 'bearer of hope'.
All Glover and Smith designs are made from solid polished lead free pewter which is non-tarnishing (that was the lead) and completely food safe. Because we use solid metal the surface of your Ginkgo Leaf salad servers will never flake or rust, just wash with warm soapy water. All our designs are made exclusively by us in Wiltshire.