Middle East

In today's economic trend it is smart to get the most you can for your purchasing power. With the vast amount of competition, both online and offline, there is little reason to pay full price fine Middle Eastern antique flatware - silver, sterling or silver plated.

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Gorgeous Antique Ottoman Turkish Sterling Silver Belt Circa 1900
Gorgeous Antique Ottoman Turkish Sterling Silver Belt Circa 1900
$495.00
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BIG PENDANT
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BIG PENDANT
$199.00
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BROOSH
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BROOSH
$699.00
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BELT
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BELT
$499.00
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BELT
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BELT
$199.00
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY HUGE BELT
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY HUGE BELT
$1,499.00
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BIG BROOSH
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY BIG BROOSH
$999.00
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY HUGE BROOSH
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY HUGE BROOSH
$999.00
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY PENDANT
ANTIQUE OLD TURKMEN MIDDLE EASTERN SILVER JEWELRY PENDANT
$199.00
Persian Silver  Enamel Cigarette Case Business Card Case
Persian Silver Enamel Cigarette Case Business Card Case
$181.16
BEAUTIFUL Islamic Indo Persian Silver  NIELLO Sword garment Belt
BEAUTIFUL Islamic Indo Persian Silver NIELLO Sword garment Belt
$795.00
Solid Egyptian Silver Spoon Ornate
Solid Egyptian Silver Spoon Ornate
$15.00
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silver
$149.90
Vintage 900 Silver Pill or Snuff Box
Vintage 900 Silver Pill or Snuff Box
$89.00
Beautiful 6 Persian Silver cups Engraved Floral Isfahan 590 gr
Beautiful 6 Persian Silver cups Engraved Floral Isfahan 590 gr
$1,899.00
Beautiful Persian Solid Big Round Silver Box Engraved Birds  Floral Isfahan
Beautiful Persian Solid Big Round Silver Box Engraved Birds Floral Isfahan
$2,299.00
2 Very fine Persian Qajar islamic Solid Silver Cups Engraved flowers and people
2 Very fine Persian Qajar islamic Solid Silver Cups Engraved flowers and people
$599.00
Nice Persian Solid Big Round Silver Box fine Engraved Animals Isfahan hallmarked
Nice Persian Solid Big Round Silver Box fine Engraved Animals Isfahan hallmarked
$2,299.00
Very fine Persian Solid Big Round Silver Bowl Floral Engraved Isfahan hallmarked
Very fine Persian Solid Big Round Silver Bowl Floral Engraved Isfahan hallmarked
$3,299.00
Very fine Persian Qajar islamic Solid Silver Tray Engraved People
Very fine Persian Qajar islamic Solid Silver Tray Engraved People
$399.00
Very fine AntiqueI 19th Persian Islamic Solid Silver Vase Isfahan c1890
Very fine AntiqueI 19th Persian Islamic Solid Silver Vase Isfahan c1890
$1,599.00

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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.

VINTAGE STERLING FLORAL REPOUSSE SUGAR BOWL LID HANDLES 5 361g EGYPT MARK,  VERY FINE PERSIAN IRANIAN Esfehan Isfehan Solid SILVER Tray 400 GR 14 TOZ,  Estate Grape Jewish Star HEBREW 800 Silver Pickle Olive Fork,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EUROPEAN CIGARETTE CASE,  Antique Silver Agate Persian Ring,  Antique Sterling Silver miniature Pot w Ladle Persia 19th Century,  Antique Silver Filigree Goblet Cup Jerusalem 1930,  Antique Persian Islamic silver 84 tray cups and sugar dish marked 1207 grams,  Antique Persian Islamic silver 84 four piece Samovar set fully marked 1221 grams,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER OTTOMAN BELT BUCKLE HANDMADE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER ENAMEL EUROPEAN BOX,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER CIGARETTE HOLDER,  OTTOMAN CAUCASIAN RUSSIAN SILVER NIELLO BELT PARTS LOT,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER CORAL ORIENTAL BELT,  OLD ORIGINAL ISLAMIC OTTOMAN SILVER CUP,  OLD ORIGINAL ISLAMIC OTTOMAN SILVER CENSER,  OLD ORIGINAL ISLAMIC OTTOMAN SILVER PLATE,  Rare silver boat,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER HAND CRAFT CIGARETTE CASE,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER EUROPEAN CIGARETTE CASE,  Antique Persian Islamic Solid Silver Candlestick Iran Qajar,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL PERFECT SILVER EUROPEAN MAKE UP SET,  Wassef Silver Company Middle East Egyptian Silver Post 1946 Round Picture Frame,  EGYPTIAN STERLING SILVER PLATE ANTIQUE 1880 FULLY MARKED ENGRAVED,  620 GRAMS ANTIQUE PERSIAN QAJAR ISLAMIC SOLID SILVER TRAY DISH BOWL,  ANTIQUE TURKISH OTTOMAN SILVER 900 MIRROR,  10 pc HEAVY OLD TURKISH SILVER ENGRAVED TEASPOONS,  Antique 19th Century Persian Solid Silver Patch Trinket Box with Hallmarks NoRes,  Vintage Silver T900 Figural Horse Lidded Trinket Box 137 Grams Scrap,  ANTIQUE SILVER SNIFF BOX WITH AGATE TOP,  ANTIQUE OTTOMAN SILVER CIGARETTE HOLDER,  EXQUISITE ANTIQUE 1939 PERSIAN SILVER 84 HALLMARKED TEA SET,  VINTAGE SILVER ALLOY EGG SHAPED COVERED DECORATIVE DISH,  Antique Egyptian Sterling Coin Silver Bowl Entree Hand Repousse Chased Covered,  Antique Turkish Ottoman SOLID SILVER Curved Blade Letter Opener CONSTANTINOPLE,  800 Silver Souvenir Spoon Enamel EFFES Chapel Turkey 9gr 425L,  +FINE Antique Ottoman Turkish SILVER Filigree Chain Belt Jewelry Hand Tooled,  TURKISH SILVER BELT ANTIQUE W JADE,  Persian Antique Bridal Ring Sterling Silver Agate Isfahan Persia 19th Century,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL FULL PERFECT ENAMEL SILVER CASE,  Iraqi Antique Judaica Kiddush Cup Set Grapes Sterling Silver Iraq circa 1920s,  Islamic Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Canister Box 19th Century,  Turkish Antique Sterling Silver 800 Wine Tasting Bowl Turkey circa 1920s,  ANTIQUE TURKISH ISLAMIC OTTOMAN NIELLO SILVER PENDANT AMULET BOX NECKLACE,  ANTIQUE ANCIENT PERSIAN SILVER COIN EARRINGS,  ORNATE SILVER FILIGREE FLORAL ROUND BOX MIDDLE EASTERN,  ORNATE SILVER ROUND FILIGREE FLORAL BOX MIDDLE EASTERN,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER EUROPEAN CIGARETTE CASE,  PERSIAN SILVER CANDY OR SERVING BOWL HI FOOTED PERSEPOLIS DESIGN OVER 700 GRAMS,  Zarf Cup Holder Middle Near Eastern Turkish Silver Filigree,  

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