Middle East

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VINTAGE SILVER ALLOY  COPPER DECORATIVE TEA POT TEAPOT
VINTAGE SILVER ALLOY COPPER DECORATIVE TEA POT TEAPOT
$52.00
Hand craft middle east solid 925 silver box weight 384 gr
Hand craft middle east solid 925 silver box weight 384 gr
$49.99
1930S PERSIAN IRAN 2 ANTIQUE HAND ENGRAVED SILVER CANDY BASKETS SIAGHALAM
1930S PERSIAN IRAN 2 ANTIQUE HAND ENGRAVED SILVER CANDY BASKETS SIAGHALAM
$799.00
Antique Persian Iran Isfahan Silver Vase 84 LION and SABER Hallmark
Antique Persian Iran Isfahan Silver Vase 84 LION and SABER Hallmark
$550.00
PERSIAN 84 SILVER LARGE SQUARE BOX BIRD  FLORAL BY SARAIIAN 5351GR 17235 TZ
PERSIAN 84 SILVER LARGE SQUARE BOX BIRD FLORAL BY SARAIIAN 5351GR 17235 TZ
$1,300.00
Vintage Turkish 900 Silver Clad Oval Mirror with Chain Very Good Decorative
Vintage Turkish 900 Silver Clad Oval Mirror with Chain Very Good Decorative
$69.99
Vintage Turkish 900 Silver Clad Oval Hanging Mirror Collectible Decorative Good
Vintage Turkish 900 Silver Clad Oval Hanging Mirror Collectible Decorative Good
$55.99
fine antique persian 875 silver goblet cup 6 set  tray 855gr 3016oz Khosrow
fine antique persian 875 silver goblet cup 6 set tray 855gr 3016oz Khosrow
$1,100.00
19thc Turkish Persian Silver Belt 90 Silver 156 OZNICE
19thc Turkish Persian Silver Belt 90 Silver 156 OZNICE
$649.99
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER PORCELAIN BROOCH
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER PORCELAIN BROOCH
$650.00
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL BUTTERFLY
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL BUTTERFLY
$750.00
Antique Egypt Silver Bowl
Antique Egypt Silver Bowl
$39.95
Offered here is a very rare round SILVER MIRROR of DJOKJA SILVER 980 1000
Offered here is a very rare round SILVER MIRROR of DJOKJA SILVER 980 1000
$295.00
ANTIQUE PERFECT SILVER EUROPEAN ENAMEL DOUBLE SMALL VASE
ANTIQUE PERFECT SILVER EUROPEAN ENAMEL DOUBLE SMALL VASE
$2,000.00
6 Sterling Silver Cordials Kiddush Cups 6 Sterling Saucers Fully Hallmarked
6 Sterling Silver Cordials Kiddush Cups 6 Sterling Saucers Fully Hallmarked
$189.99
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL EUROPEAN SPOON
ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL EUROPEAN SPOON
$900.00
Turkmen Antique Judaica Dreidel Sevivon Sterling Silver Turkmenistan 1930s
Turkmen Antique Judaica Dreidel Sevivon Sterling Silver Turkmenistan 1930s
$110.00
Israeli Antique Judaica Bar Mizva Cup Child Sterling Silver Filigree circa 1950s
Israeli Antique Judaica Bar Mizva Cup Child Sterling Silver Filigree circa 1950s
$65.00
Turkmen Antique Judaica Dreidel Sevivon Sterling Silver Turkmenistan 1930s
Turkmen Antique Judaica Dreidel Sevivon Sterling Silver Turkmenistan 1930s
$175.00
Israeli Antique Judaica Sterling Silver Neo Classic Shabbat Candlesticks 1960s
Israeli Antique Judaica Sterling Silver Neo Classic Shabbat Candlesticks 1960s
$425.00
Solid Egyptian Silver Spoon Ornate
Solid Egyptian Silver Spoon Ornate
$12.00

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Practice the following tips to assist your antique silver flatware collecting desires.

1. Think about a silver flatware: Style, Historical Period or Maker.

Reflect upon your way-of-life and individual preferences, then try to make decisions that are a good match. Do you plan to use your antique silver flatware regularly, or instead use objects from your collection for memorable occasions and holiday celebrations?

There are many specialty aspects of antique silver flatware collecting. It can depend on the sort of collector you are. For example, some collectors show interest for a specific pattern style, while others direct their attention a certain silver flatware manufacture or historical period.

Some antique sterling silverware collectors are only interested in a distinctive type of antique silver flatware, such as: napkin rings or pitchers, while others have more {eclectic|diverse interests and broaden into regional silver flatware, such as Spanish or Middle Eastern, or pieces from specific artists, such as: Alvin or Birks.

2. Mix-n-Match

Be bold with accumulating an assortment of silverware design patterns.

This collecting tip brings outstanding aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a delightful option particularly with hard-to-find, or rare silver flatware patterns. And will benefit you for putting together a set sizable enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Signs of Overuse or Damage

Signs of use do not always lessen the value of antique silver flatware or silver plate flatware, while signs of damage may or may not. For instance, small damage or flaws on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lessen its value. The price of a tarnished piece should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be wary of buying tarnished silver flatware online. Pictures can be deceptive and conceal apparent wear, flaws or repair. Buying tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an affordable option, but reviewing them closely for wear remains an important skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

Many collectors view old, intricate monograms as a lost art form and historically relevant. It does not diminish the desirability or merit of a silver flatware collectible when a monogram is displayed. Most pieces are, however, have more market worth without a monogram. As you expand your knowledge with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will be able to identify monogram removal. Monogram erasing can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically diminish its actually worth.

5. Authenticity

Various collectors downgrade antique silverware pieces that have been updated, such as those with replacement knife blades. It is not uncommon for antique silverplate knife blades to show signs of wear and usage. They can easily be substituted on hollow handle knives, A few collectors prefer to have them refitted with stainless steel blades. But, stainless steel was not introduced in flatware crafting until the early 1920s. This is one of those sides of collecting that can be a matter of personal choice, but you do need to be aware that your antique silver flatware may lessen in value if you modify the knife blades.

6. Repairs

Dents, or general types of damage can be repaired by a silversmith. Pieces can also be replated by a skilled silversmith. It can be an expensive project for common pieces, but it is fully worth the money spent to work with a expert silversmith for restoring valued and rare silver flatware items.

7. Modified Items

Be alert that these exist and develop skills to identify if a piece has been modified from its original condition. Common flatware pieces are sometimes changed to make them appear to be more unusual and valuable pieces. For example, spoons are occasionally cut to appear to be like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon was altered to resemble a sugar sifter. Look for signs that pieces have been modified and avoid purchasing them for your collection.

8. Forgeries

New forgeries in sought after and rare pattern designs can be found for sale frequently online. Examples include:, butter dishes and scarce pieces such as assorted knives, forks and spoons. Quite a few of these types of silver flatware have no maker's markings. Further, forged maker's markings in silver have been around centuries. The age of an antique silverware piece does not really indicate it's authenticity. So learn as much as you can before investing in expensive antique silver flatware.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - Middle Eastern origins: - recently purchased pieces.

RARE ANTIQUE HEBREW STERLING SILVER KIDDUSH Cup 95g STANETZ ISRAEL,  Antique Murad Stone Milky color 92S Silver ring10 Rare,  Yamani Agate Red color engraved Sora 925 Silver ring11,  ANTIQUE PERSIAN MIDDLE EASTERN 800 SILVER SCROLL HOLDER DOCUMENT 285g,  Agate Telsam Orange color Engraved Allah jaljallah 925 Silver ring,  Otthmani Agate Stone Pomegranate color 925 Silver ring,  ANTIQUE SILVER ARM PRAY CONTAINER,  Amazing Middle East Solid Silver Bowl,  Vintage Persian Silver 84 Round Tea Tray,  Ornate Middle East Post 1946 Silver 900 Open Work Three Footed Ruffled Dish,  Silver Footed Bowl with Pierced Edge Made in Egypt 900 Coin Silver Velvet Box,  PAIR OF RARE ANTIQUE SHIRAZ STERLING PERSIAN SILVER VASES EARLY 20TH CENTURY,  165 ANTIQUE COLONIAL INDIAN SILVER REPOUSSE CLARET JUG PITCHER KUTCH 41oz 1880,  16 ANTIQUE COLONIAL INDIAN SILVER REPOUSSE CLARET JUG PITCHER KUTCH 43oz 1880,  10 ANTIQUE COLONIAL INDIAN SILVER REPOUSSE CENTERPIECE BOWL KUTCH 346oz 1880,  Antique Sterling Silver Compact Powder Case Jerusalem circa 1930s,  Israeli Vintage Judaica Sterling Silver Etrog Ethrog Box Case Israel circa 1970s,  Turkmen Antique Judaica Dreidel Sevivon Sterling Silver Turkmenistan 1930s,  Turkmen Antique Judaica Sevivon Dreidel Sterling Silver Turkmenistan 1930s,  Persian Islamic Antique Cigarette Tobacco Case Box Sterling Silver circa 1930s,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ARMENIAN CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL EUROPEAN BOX,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH ISLAMIC SILVER NECKLACE,  GORGEOUS ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH SILVER FILIGREE BELT CIRCA 1905,  GORGEOUS ANTIQUE OTTOMAN TURKISH ISLAMIC SILVER NECKLACE TRENDY AND STYLISH,  ANTIQUE VTG PERSIAN 90 SILVER DECANTER 4 GOBLETS TRAY,  MAGNIFICENT 4P PERSIAN REZA SHAH PAHLAVI SILVER ENAMELED SPOONS,  Turkish Silver Mirror,  Antique Egypt Silver Bowl,  Antique Ottoman Islamic Constantinople Sterling Silver Tea Spoons Sultan Tugra,  Hallmarked Arabic Silver Pocket Match Box Holder,  VINTAGE KINCEIAN SILVER 24K GOLD TURKISH BEAR WINE COOLER BOWL PLATE 2799 GRAM,  Vintage Set 6 sterling silver Seahorse tea coffee spoons Marked signed in Arabic,  Turkish Antique Sterling Silver 900 Wine Tasting Cup Coin Turkey circa 1950s,  Egyptian sterling silver tray,  Egyptian sterling silver hand carved tray,  Antique Ottoman solid silver Tughra hallmarked footed dish Engine Turned 1870 NR,  Persian Antique Sterling Silver Flower Vase Shiraz Persia circa 1920s,  Persian Antique Sterling Silver Plate Tray Isfahan Persia 19th Century,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER ENAMEL EUROPEAN MEDICINE BOX,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EUROPEAN CROSS AND DOUBLE CANDLESTICK,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER FAR EAST SCENE DECORATED CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER NIELLO CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER EUROPEAN BIG HEAVY CIGARETTE BOX,  EARLY OTTOMAN SILVER PENCASE 19TH CENTURY PERIOD WITH CORAL ENGRAVED ORNAMENTS,  A BEAUTIFUL SILVER TURKMAN BRACELET,  Antique Ottoman Turkish Gilt Silver Belt,  Antique 129 gram silver handmade Persian plate bonbon dish handmade bowl 1043,  EXQUISITE ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SOLID SILVER JEWELRY BOX 425 GRAMS HALLMARKED,  MUSEUM QUALITY ANTIQUE ISFAHAN PERSIAN SILVER BOX 394 GRAMS MARKED FAITH ALI 84,  

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