Antique Silver Flatware – Mixed Heritage


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UNUSUAL SILVER DECORATED WILD ANIMALS CUP
UNUSUAL SILVER DECORATED WILD ANIMALS CUP
$195.00
Miniature Tea Set Filigree Continental Sterling Silver Gilt 1930
Miniature Tea Set Filigree Continental Sterling Silver Gilt 1930
$440.00
Antique 900 Silver Miniature Hookah Smoke Pipe Middle East Arabic 3 1 2
Antique 900 Silver Miniature Hookah Smoke Pipe Middle East Arabic 3 1 2
$145.00
20th c swiss 800 silver 0800 3 dessert luncheon spoons art nouveau st 117g
20th c swiss 800 silver 0800 3 dessert luncheon spoons art nouveau st 117g
$86.40
Antique Silver Goblet Possible Russian Origin
Antique Silver Goblet Possible Russian Origin
$226.55
Antique Silver Theatre Ornate Gem Bag Purse circa 1860 70
Antique Silver Theatre Ornate Gem Bag Purse circa 1860 70
$550.00
Rare Sterling Silver Repousse Necessaire C 1750s
Rare Sterling Silver Repousse Necessaire C 1750s
$1,075.00
MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF 19th C Silver Hanging Holy Water Font w Folding Panels
MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF 19th C Silver Hanging Holy Water Font w Folding Panels
$575.00
Antique 19c German 800 Silver Ornate Engraved Casserole Server
Antique 19c German 800 Silver Ornate Engraved Casserole Server
$119.98
FINE ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN STERLING SILVER BEAKER CUP EX COND 18TH CENTUR
FINE ANTIQUE CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN STERLING SILVER BEAKER CUP EX COND 18TH CENTUR
$174.99
Rare 19 Century French Jade  Silver Snuff Box
Rare 19 Century French Jade Silver Snuff Box
$275.00
French Sterling Silver Handled Carving Knife with Steel Blade No Monogram
French Sterling Silver Handled Carving Knife with Steel Blade No Monogram
$24.94
SILVER 0900 HAND DETAILED DESSERT CHEESE SERVER XLNT CONDITION NO MONOGRAM
SILVER 0900 HAND DETAILED DESSERT CHEESE SERVER XLNT CONDITION NO MONOGRAM
$29.00
6 Hors doeuvres or Strawberry Forks Eurpoean Silverplate Elegant Design
6 Hors doeuvres or Strawberry Forks Eurpoean Silverplate Elegant Design
$34.99
Art Deco Sterling silver tea setamazing detailsvery very unusual and rare
Art Deco Sterling silver tea setamazing detailsvery very unusual and rare
$1,350.00
Antique Sterling 800 Solid Silver Hand Chased Serving Tongs 571 Grams
Antique Sterling 800 Solid Silver Hand Chased Serving Tongs 571 Grams
$34.00
STERLING GOBLET CUP VINTAGE HAND CHASED 5 OVERALL XLNT CONDITION NO MONO
STERLING GOBLET CUP VINTAGE HAND CHASED 5 OVERALL XLNT CONDITION NO MONO
$69.00
STERLING JUDAICA KIDDUSH CUP STAR DAVID 5 7 8 XLNT CONDITION NO MONO
STERLING JUDAICA KIDDUSH CUP STAR DAVID 5 7 8 XLNT CONDITION NO MONO
$129.00
SILVER SEDAN CHAIR SALT CELLAR GREAT
SILVER SEDAN CHAIR SALT CELLAR GREAT
$300.00
Antique Signed Simon Rosenall Solid Silver 800 Miniature Birdcage SL
Antique Signed Simon Rosenall Solid Silver 800 Miniature Birdcage SL
$595.00

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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.

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