Antique Silver Flatware – Mixed Heritage


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Antique Silver Theatre Ornate Gem Bag Purse circa 1860 70
Antique Silver Theatre Ornate Gem Bag Purse circa 1860 70
$480.00
PILL SNUFF BOX HALLMARKED VICTORIAN ART NOUVEAU SILVER HINGED REPOUSSE FLOWERS
PILL SNUFF BOX HALLMARKED VICTORIAN ART NOUVEAU SILVER HINGED REPOUSSE FLOWERS
$75.00
Rare Sterling Silver Repousse Necessaire C 1750s
Rare Sterling Silver Repousse Necessaire C 1750s
$1,075.00
Egg Spoon Continental Silver 1900
Egg Spoon Continental Silver 1900
$76.50
1900 german 800 silver 12 demi tasse spoons LXVI style 107gr Berlin
1900 german 800 silver 12 demi tasse spoons LXVI style 107gr Berlin
$150.00
CROWN SILVER SPOONS lot of 4 617c
CROWN SILVER SPOONS lot of 4 617c
$10.00
Sierra silverplate reed  barton R B Demi Demitasse Coffee Spoon 617c
Sierra silverplate reed barton R B Demi Demitasse Coffee Spoon 617c
$5.00
Silver Salt Lake City Small Souvenir Spoon CROWN MARK 617c
Silver Salt Lake City Small Souvenir Spoon CROWN MARK 617c
$10.00
Antique Hallmarked Fork Silver European Hallmarks
Antique Hallmarked Fork Silver European Hallmarks
$12.00
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER GOLD WASH SUGAR SPOON HALLMARKED 2 155 GRAMS SYBOLL
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER GOLD WASH SUGAR SPOON HALLMARKED 2 155 GRAMS SYBOLL
$85.00
ANTIQUE 800 SILVER ENAMEL SUGAR SPOON ROME ITALY STYLE 2 96 GRAMS
ANTIQUE 800 SILVER ENAMEL SUGAR SPOON ROME ITALY STYLE 2 96 GRAMS
$201.60
ANTIQUE 990 SILVER ENAMEL SPOON BIRD HANDLE LONG HANDLE 17 GRAMS
ANTIQUE 990 SILVER ENAMEL SPOON BIRD HANDLE LONG HANDLE 17 GRAMS
$138.24
Great set 13 Antique Dutch 800 Silver Apostle Spoons w Rat Tail Design
Great set 13 Antique Dutch 800 Silver Apostle Spoons w Rat Tail Design
$350.00
Fab set 10 Antique 800 Silver Figural Apostle Rat Tail Spoons
Fab set 10 Antique 800 Silver Figural Apostle Rat Tail Spoons
$300.00
12 Sterling Silver Francis I Demitasse Spoons Heavy Weight
12 Sterling Silver Francis I Demitasse Spoons Heavy Weight
$300.00
Figural Rumplestiltskin Sterling Silver Pie Serving Piecemay be Hanau
Figural Rumplestiltskin Sterling Silver Pie Serving Piecemay be Hanau
$40.00
Set Of 6 Figural Sterling Silver Ceremonial Spoons Bali Indonesia
Set Of 6 Figural Sterling Silver Ceremonial Spoons Bali Indonesia
$50.00
ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL SILVER SPOON W COAT OF ARMS  RAT TAIL 333 GRAMS 1 7 8
ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL SILVER SPOON W COAT OF ARMS RAT TAIL 333 GRAMS 1 7 8
$175.00
antique 18th C wax Swivel Seal Fob silver  rock crystal  noble coat of arms
antique 18th C wax Swivel Seal Fob silver rock crystal noble coat of arms
$490.00
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER SUGAR RUSSIAN DESIGN 103 GRAMS SOME GOLD SYBOLL
ANTIQUE STERLING SILVER SUGAR RUSSIAN DESIGN 103 GRAMS SOME GOLD SYBOLL
$75.00

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Take advantage of the following tips to guide your antique silver flatware collecting desires.

1. Opt for a silver flatware: Style, Historical Era or Maker.

Consider your way-of-life and your personal preferences, then try to make decisions that will be a good fit. Do you expect to use your antique silver flatware frequently, or only use objects from your set for specific occasions?

There are various specialty facets of antique silver flatware collecting. Some collectors focus on a certain design pattern, while others acquire a individual craftsman or historical era.

Some antique silverware collectors center their attention on a special variety of antique silver flatware, such as: ash trays or baskets, while others have more eclectic interests and broaden into regional silver flatware, such as Asian or Canadian, or pieces from specific makers, such as: Alvin or Birks.

2. Mix It Up

Do not be afraid to mix and match patterns.

This collecting scheme provides great aesthetic charm to a table setting. This is a delightful option especially with difficult-to-find, or discontinued silver flatware patterns. And will help for assembling a set big enough for entertaining your family, friends or guests.

3. Signs of Overuse or Damage

A history of overuse does not automatically lessen the worth of antique silverware or sterling silver flatware, while signs of abuse may or may not. For instance, small damage or defects on a rare flatware piece will not significantly lower its value. The price of a damaged collectible should be significantly lower than retail, of course. Be wary of buying tarnished silver flatware via the internet. Pictures can be deceptive and hide obvious wear, damage or repair. Purchasing tarnished pieces at estate sales and flea markets may be an an alternative, but looking at them closely for problems remains a key skill for your collecting hobby or business.

4. Monograms

A lot of collectors view aged, ornate monograms as a lost form of art and historically significant. It does not detract from the desirability or valuation of a silver flatware piece when a monogram is displayed. Most pieces are, however, even more valuable without a monogram. As you become more familiar with antique silver and sterling silver flatware, you will develop skills to determine monogram removal. Monogram removal can damage a piece of antique silver and dramatically reduce its market appeal.

5. Authenticity

A number of collectors frown upon antique silverware pieces that have been refreshed, such as those with replacement knife blades. Silverplated knife blades are often found with wear. They can easily be replaced on hollow handle knives, so some 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 aspects of collecting that can be a matter of personal taste, but you do need to be alert that your antique silver flatware may diminish in value if you switch 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 hire a experienced silversmith for restoring valued and rare silver flatware items.

7. Modified Items

Be alert that these exist and learn how to identify if a piece is modified from its authentic state. Common flatware pieces are sometimes altered to make them appear to be more scarce and valuable pieces. For example, spoons are sometimes cut to appear to be like ice cream forks or a sugar spoon may have been changed to resemble a sugar sifter. Look for signs that pieces have been modified and avoid purchasing them for your collection.

8. Fake Antique Silver Flatware

New fake pieces in desired and rare patterns can be found for sale regularly online. Examples include:, butter dishes and scarce pieces such as asparagus servers. Plenty of these items have no craftsman's markings. Further, forged artist's marks in silver have existed for hundreds of years. The age of an antique silverware piece does not always indicate it's authenticity. So the lesson here is start and continue your learning and improve your skills to reduce the risk of investing in forged or fake antique silverware collectibles.

Silver and Sterling Flatware - mixed origins - recently found pieces.

STERLING GOBLET CUP VINTAGE HAND CHASED 5 OVERALL XLNT CONDITION NO MONO,  LARGE SILVER CHOWDER SOUP LADLE CONTINENTAL,  ANTIQUE SILVER PILL POISON BOX WITH MEMENTO MORI SKULL VICTORIAN ERA 19TH C,  Antique Hand cut Niello Silver bracelet multi cross design 443 gms,  Very fine SILVER sweet meat basket 18th Century pierced and chased Continental,  ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SILVER NIELLO HANDMADE EUROPEAN CIGAR CASE,  antique silver Tie Hat Honour Pin Stand Holder as Harpy Bird Woman Sphinx,  SILVER SEDAN CHAIR SALT CELLAR GREAT,  Delightful Comyns Sterling Silver Filled Barn Owlets in Original Box,  800 SILVER PRESTIGIOUS PAIR 6 ARM CANDLELABRA SGND ZOAL RC XLNT COND NO MONO,  18th Century Nearly Sterling Silver Lidded Bowl Serving Dish Bowl Maltese Cross,  FIGURAL 800 SILVER PIERCED ORNATE OPEN WORK SERVING TONGS HALLMARKED,  FIGURAL 800 SILVER PIERCED ORNATE OPEN WORK SERVING TONGS HALLMARKED,  SILVER 0900 HAND DETAILED DESSERT CHEESE SERVER XLNT CONDITION NO MONOGRAM,  2 Silver Tongs One Small One Medium Sized,  Antique Signed Simon Rosenall Solid Silver 800 Miniature Birdcage SL,  c1890 Large Antique SOLID SILVER ROMANESQUE Centerpiece Bowl 3V11,  Rare 19 Century French Jade Silver Snuff Box,  Rare Art Deco Antique Silver on Copper Excelsior Cocktail Shaker,  Ottoman Hand knitted silver alloy chains medieval necklace with plates and beads,  

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