One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘Silver hollowware made in New Orleans is also displayed in the bookcase.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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 letters as well as objects that Nelson used regularly, such as silver hollowware and porcelain table-ware.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘There are more than two hundred pieces in the exhibition, including examples of both silver and silverplated hollowware and flatware.’
- ‘Consequently no new patterns of flatware or hollowware were introduced by the leading makers, and after the war the companies resurrected old patterns.’
- ‘His products ranged over a great variety of domestic items including furniture, light fittings, domestic metal hollowware, and a variety of small decorative items.’
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