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by Paul Brothe $45.00
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Take away your guests' guess work about where to stash their olive pits with this charming olive branch server. Beautifully crafted by Paul Brothe with a lustrous glaze, this double-fired design offers a leaf-shaped bowl for your favorite olives and a lidded pimento-hued dish for discarded pits. Toothpicks can be stowed in the branch, making this charming hosting essential a one-stop destination at the hors d'oeuvres table. Made in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Handmade
Exclusive
Item ID
22297
Made from
earthenware
Measurements
10" L x 6.5" W x 2" H
Notes
Dishwasher safe. Hand wash recommended for longest life. Packed securely in 100% #4 recyclable bubble wrap.
  • the maker
Paul Brothe

Paul Brothe

Paul's love of ceramics began at the early age of 13, when he began working part time in a local ceramic shop. Now working abroad as a business executive with technology companies, his longtime interest in ceramics led him to return to ceramics as a second career.

As a designer, Paul Brothe is inspired by traditional pottery techniques. Throughout history, ceramic designs have incorporated artistic interpretations of basic elements, such as wood and metal. Tromp l'oeil effects were often used to great result in the development of majolica wares in the United States during the 19th century. Making the practical extraordinary is the challenge of all designers and Paul credits his research of world ceramics with providing the spark to create unique pieces. collection

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OLIVE SERVER
 
4.5

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (41)
  • High quality (25)
  • Dishwasher safe (10)
  • Doesn't stain (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Formal occasions (18)
  • Daily use (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (19), Frequent entertainer (15), Stylish (6), Budget shopper (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (31), No (13)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (19), Self (10), Husband (6), Wife (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (18), Other (18), Birthday (5)

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4.0

Fun to use

By 

from Catawba, Ohio

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Not as pictured

Best Uses

  • Guests

Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

the toothpick holder has a hole in the bottom and the toothpicks slide down and are difficult to get back out.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Wife
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Uniquely Marvelous

By 

from Idyllwild, CA

About Me Frequent Entertainer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertaining Of All Types

    Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

    Olives are always a simple item to serve regardless of the celebration. The olive server fits the bill better than any I have ever tried to use. Its built in toothpick holders is perfect, keeping the toothpicks close to their target, but even better than that is the easy to clean holder for the pits. The cover with the pit hole sits over the "receptacle" keeping the unsightly pits hidden and then the top easily removes for cleaning! This server will get years and years of use in our home!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Self
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Unique olive appetizer dish for company

    By 

    from West Sacramento, CA

    About Me Frequent Entertainer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Formal Occasions

      Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

      Unique style with separate area to place the olive pits.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By 

      from Skokie, IL

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Formal Occasions

        Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

        I dropped the lid from this product and it broke even before using it for the first time. I called Uncommongoods to ask if I could have the lid replaced. The operator was extremely nice and offered to replace the entire product for FREE! What customer service - very impressive for which I am extremely thankful. Kudos to you Uncommongoods!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        4.0

        Perfect for the robust olive lover

        By 

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • none so far

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

        Was purchased as a gift, but looks to provide all the functions needed for the perfect olive serving setting.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The original arrived with a small chip. I prepared to return it and was instructed to call if the product was damaged. I called, waited a little on the phone, but was graciously helped and advised that I didn't have to send the damaged product back, that a new one would be on its way....and it was. The return process was incredibly easy!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Fun conversation piece

        By 

        from New York

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Formal Occasions

          Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

          Used this dish during the holidays and everyone loved it. A bit pricey but a great splurge.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

          Comment on this review

           
          1.0

          Not very good craftsmanship

          By 

          from Chattanooga, Tennessee

          About Me Frequent Entertainer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Badly Glazed And Ugly

            Best Uses

              Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

              It would be a fun way of serving olives with the clever way of hiding the discarded pits. However, the glazing was done so sloppily, it is just cheap looking and ugly. I will not use it at all, and would only regift it as a gag, it is that bad. I like to think when this was first designed perhaps more care was given to the glazing process, which would have made it acceptable--but I wouldn't buy this for $1.99 at a thrift shop now.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Elegant update on a coveted item

              By 

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Bargain Hunter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Breaks/Chips Easily
              • Not Dishwasher Safe

              Best Uses

              • Formal Occasions

              Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

              Actually, my husband, who bought this olive server, asked me to review it, because I had specifically requested it. I could never find the classic Italian large/small open bowl for olives/pits. This is a lovely, elegant update of that concept. My guests raved. It's a little hard to store, because of the loose lid on the pit-catcher (used bubblewrap for lid, bagged the whole thing in a gallon zipper bag); and the instructions plainly say that, although dishwasher-safe, hand-wash is preferable. Sigh. It's very easy to clean, however. And I love the look of it. Downside was the packaging, about 8 times larger than the object. Yes, it arrived safely, but what a huge waste of space/material!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Wife
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              5.0

              Great product!!!

              By 

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Bargain Hunter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

                  I loved this item...my mother in law is not easy to shop for, but she entertains quite a bit, and always serves olives. I saw this and immediately thought it was the perfect gift for her, and it was!!! I highly recommend this item!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Grandparent
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                  5.0

                  Neat Serving Dish!

                  By 

                  from PA

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • High Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Formal Occasions

                    Comments about OLIVE SERVER:

                    My sister and her husband are "olive connoisseurs"! Perfect gift for them!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Well wrapped/protected! Arrived as indicated!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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