Definition of hollowware in English:



  • Serving dishes and accessories, especially of silver, that are hollow or concave.

    Compare with flatware
    • ‘It is, however, the silver hollowware that takes pride of place on the sideboard.’
    • ‘His products ranged over a great variety of domestic items including furniture, light fittings, domestic metal hollowware, and a variety of small decorative items.’
    • ‘Silver hollowware made in New Orleans is also displayed in the bookcase.’
    • ‘Apothecary glass was always a staple, and at several points during the Bakewell, Page and Bakewell partnership, the glassworks even manufactured green glass bottles and hollowware.’
    • ‘In contrast to tortoiseshell and color-glazed wares, the pale surface of creamware proved a perfect canvas for overglaze pictorial decoration, particularly on coffee- and teawares and hollowware forms such as tankards and jugs.’
    • ‘There are letters as well as objects that Nelson used regularly, such as silver hollowware and porcelain table-ware.’
    • ‘In place of laboriously hammered sheets of silver, he began to make hollowware from rolled silver that could easily be joined with a seam.’
    • ‘There are more than two hundred pieces in the exhibition, including examples of both silver and silverplated hollowware and flatware.’