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20th Century Silver

Shop our inventory of rare and unique 20th Century silver antiques. We carry English, American, and Continental pieces.

In the world of antiques, silver that is either German or Italian in origin generally falls under the term “Continental Silver”. The term refers to silver that does not follow the English Sterling standard of purity. It actually is a very large category that encompasses not only German and Italian silver but also Austrian, Portuguese, Spanish and Eastern European silver items from all periods. Essentially, any silver that is not English, French or American is considered Continental Silver.

I do not want people to get confused when one scrolls down the 20th century silver articles that are in this section. You will notice that there are some articles that are marked antique and others are not. For a piece to be considered antique, the general rule is that the article must be over 100 years old. Therefore, silver items that were made before 1920 would be classified as antique. Any articles that were made prior to 1920 will be found in the Antique Silver and the 20th Century Silver categories. Any silver items that were made after this time is not considered an antique and will only be placed in the 20th Century Silver section.

English Sterling Silver Caviar Spreader

$250.00

An English Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Caviar Spreader in the ‘Queen’s’ pattern makes a wonderful gift for whatever the occasion may be. Mother of Pearl is always so elegant and the Queen’s pattern which was introduced in the early 19th century, from its …

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Art Nouveau English Sterling Silver Photo Frame

$375.00

The Art Nouveau movement flourished in France and Britain in the early 1880’s. Very quickly, the movement became a dominant aesthetic style in Western Europe and the United States. It featured rapid social and technological change as industrialization, mass production, and urbanization accelerated. It was …

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American Sterling Silver Small Bowl

$395.00

In Europe and in the United States, sterling silver dishes, including bowls, are associated with elegance. A silver bowl, whether contemporary or an antique, is a highly versatile piece that is suitable for most rooms in your home. Although there are many shapes, most often …

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English Silver Marrow Scoop

$450.00

During the 1600’s, etiquette at dinner parties was becoming more formal. Forks began to appear on the dining table to aid people when eating – allowing for a less hands-on approach! However, the fork could only do so much. It was in the 1680’s when …

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American Sterling Silver Porringer

$450.00

The porringer can be traced back to the 1600’s where it evolved from its predecessor – the silver posset cup. These two items are very similar in styles. The main difference though is that porringers generally do not have covers while posset cups do. This …

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American Sterling Silver Small Bowl

$525.00

Sterling Silver dinnerware has a prestigious history, and sterling silver bowls are among the most frequently used items. In addition to their practical use at the dinner table, the shape and beauty of sterling silver bowls make them decorative objects. As one of the most …

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English Sterling Silver Wine Coaster

$575.00

We are very pleased and honored to have been in the antique business for over 134 years. During very good times and even challenging ones, we have found that wine coasters are always in demand. Therefore, we try to keep a wonderful selection available. Wine …

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Italian Silver Buccellati Serving Dish

$600.00

Buccellati of Italy is the most renowned silver maker globally, offering the highest quality of silver workmanship. Famed for gold jewelry and silver pieces since the mid-18th century, Buccellati is still producing wonderful examples of silver. This family business has skilled artisans that are considered …

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American Sterling Silver Inkwell

$675.00

The inkwell is a small jar, often made of glass, porcelain, brass, or pewter which contains ink for an artist or writer to dip their brush, quill or pen into. An inkwell usually has a hinged lid to prevent evaporation and spillage. A handsome Edwardian …

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German Silver Bowl

$675.00

In the world of antiques, silver that is German in origin generally falls under the term “Continental Silver”. This term refers to silver that does not follow the English Sterling standard of purity. It actually is a very large category that encompasses not only German …

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Pair of English Silver Trencher Salts

$750.00 for the pair

A lovely pair of 20th century square cut – cornered English Silver Trencher Salts that are replicas of a highly desirable early Georgian style, circa 1720. The salts have gilded interiors and are in very good condition. They do have clear hallmarks but please note …

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Set of 4 Italian Silver Baseballs

$850.00 for set of 4 or $400.00 for pair

Baseball is the sport that Americans still recognize as their “national pastime”. For those of you who may not be aware of this, the game baseball evolved from bat-and-ball games already being played in England during the middle of the 18th century. This game was …

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American Sterling Silver Cartier Table Bell

$850.00

Cartier is a luxury brand famous not only for their exceptional jewelry including watches but also for their extensive collection of silver and gold personal luxury items. The earliest known examples of silver bells were rarely seen before 1790. The vast majority of them were …

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Set of 6 American Silver Pepper Casters

$950.00 for set of 6

The Pepper was one of the most important condiments that was created. It is probably second in importance only to salt on the dining room table. Antique Silver Peppers originated in the 18th century when they were commonly known as Casters. Unlike salt which was …

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English Silver Miniature Tea and Coffee Set

$975.00 for set

The earliest examples of miniatures dates back to Ancient Egypt, around 5000 BC. The pieces discovered there were the common subjects of the time – animals and carts. Since then, people have been owning and collecting miniatures of all types. It is very difficult to …

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Set of 4 American Silver Pepper Casters

$1,000.00 set of 4 or $550.00 for pair

A very attractive set of 4 20th century American Silver Pepper Casters made by Arthur Stone. They are designed in a plain oval form and are set on an oval reeded spreading foot. The covers have hand-pierced lids. This makes it easy to refill as …

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American Silver Vase

$1,350.00

This American Silver Trumpet Vase is quite elegant in design having a clean modern look. It has a scalloped rim at the top as well as at the base. As this piece is quite simple, one may be interested in monogramming this vase to personalize …

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Antique American Silver Tankard

$2,250.00

A magnificent Antique American Silver Tankard that is quite stunning in design. It has a wonderful floral and grape decoration which is prevalent throughout the body. There is a cartouche in the middle of the piece and one can engrave their initials within it. There …

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Antique American Silver Bowl

$2,500.00

An exquisite Antique American Silver round shaped Bowl. The workmanship on this bowl consists of intricate repousse raised floral decoration. Also, exceptional scrollwork is placed near the top of the bowl as well as on the pedestal foot. This also helps show off its highly …

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Pair of American Sterling Silver Cartier Baskets

$2,850.00 for pair

Cartier silver was usually made by silversmiths outside of the company for large scale commissions, or individually skilled artisan makers who were able to live up to the brands reputation for both style and quality. Cartier began using retailer’s marks on their silver in the …

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Pair of Italian Sterling Silver Buccellati Oval Bowls

$3,250.00 for the pair

A love of tradition, distinctive craftsmanship, elegant inspiration and innovative creativity, distinguishes Buccellati’s style. All of these features remain a point of pride for the family and set this firm apart in the very competitive Italian market. In 1919, Mario Buccellati launched the opening of …

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American Sterling Silver Tray

$3,850.00

A sterling silver tea and coffee set looks wonderful on a tray. They are not only beautiful but add a classic look to your home. Serving food on a gorgeous silver tray adds to the social elegance of a gathering, dinner or any occasion. A …

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Antique English Silver 4 Piece Tea and Coffee Set

$5,500.00 for set

A wonderful Antique English Silver 4 Piece Tea and Coffee Set. Included in this very elegant set is the tea kettle and stand which is a nice feature to have. Tea Kettles were given their name due to the fact that they had a burner …

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American Silver Cake Breaker

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A Cake Breaker is a wonderful serving piece and every household is not complete without one. This cake breaker has a sterling silver handle with a silver plate extended tines. These long tines are used to break into a cake prior to the cake being …

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English Sterling Silver Caviar Spreader

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An English Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Caviar Spreader in the ‘Queen’s’ pattern makes a wonderful gift for whatever the occasion may be. Mother of Pearl is always so elegant and the Queen’s pattern which was introduced in the early 19th century, from its …

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English Sterling Silver Caviar Spoon

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What a wonderful gift this English Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Caviar Spoon is for somebody who has everything and appreciates caviar!! Mother of Pearl is ideal for serving caviar because it does not affect the caviar’s fragile flavor. The spoon is chemically inert, …

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Norwegian Sterling Silver Cheese Slicer

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Approximately 100 years ago, silver cheese slicers were introduced to our homes. Many believe that the Silver Cheese Slicer is a Swedish invention but we actually have Norway to thank for it. The cheese slicer was invented by the businessman and inventor, Thor Bjorklund. He …

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Scandinavian Silver Serving Tongs

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A striking pair of stylish and elegant Scandinavian Silver Serving Tongs in the Prince Harald pattern. In 1937, this pattern, Prince Harald, was created to celebrate his birth. This pattern was inspired by the country’s uniforms with their crisp lines and strikes of ranks. Silver …

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Antique English Silver Small Bowl

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A very attractive Antique English Silver Small Bowl. Residing on a round pedestal base, this English silver bowl has two floral round cartouches. As both cartouches are plain, one can engrave either initials, a monogram or anything else which would personalize the bowl. Above each …

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American Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl

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A very attractive American Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl. Although this set is made by an American company, it is a copy of an early George 11 English silver style. Both the creamer and the sugar bowl have thread edge borders. The creamer has a …

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Pair of American Sterling Silver Beakers

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A silver beaker is a drinking vessel, most commonly with a cylindrical body. Beakers generally forgo handles or a lid and are very similar in shape and style as to what is now referred to as a tumbler. During the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras, …

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American Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cup

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Sterling Silver Mint Julep Cups were made in many Southern states during the early to mid-18th century. Early master silversmiths, Asa Blanchard of Lexington, Kentucky and William and Archibald Cooper of Louisville, Kentucky are credited with the sleek and classic design of the sterling silver …

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Pair of English Sterling Silver Napkin Rings

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First recorded in France around 1800, silver napkin rings quickly became popular items throughout Europe as dining etiquette became more important. The increased wealth of the middle class meant they were able to afford luxury items such as sterling silver napkin rings. They became quite …

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Pair of American Sterling Silver Tumbler Cups

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Originating in the 17th century, sterling silver tumbler cups were designed with a rounded base, which was designed to be thicker than the sides. When the tumblers were placed on the table, they would ‘tumble’ around, due to the rounded bottom. It was suggested that …

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Italian Silver Card Case

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Introduced in 1961, the Bamboo Pattern was designed by Tiffany’s then-Design Director, Van Day Truex. In 1965, the Bamboo Pattern won the prestigious International Design Award for silver. Its simplicity and character have made it quite popular for modern table settings as well as other …

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American Sterling Silver Bowl

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Art Nouveau is characterized by linear lines, flowing curves, and swirls with naturalistic themes. This movement began in the 1880’s and featured stylized naturalism often done in floral patterns. It can be said that the movement touched every aspect of life. Instead of being confined …

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Set of 4 American Sterling Silver Tumbler Cups

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The name “tumbler” is traced to the mid – 17th Century. A tumbler is a stem-less, often flat-bottomed drinking vessel which is typically taller than 3 inches. When filled with wine, this curved and heavier base allowed the cup to tumble from side to side …

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Antique English Silver Mustard Pot With Spoon

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The mustard pot form has adapted to the current trends and fashions and therefore have become highly collectible and sought after. A very attractive early Antique 20th century English Silver Mustard Pot. It is oval in form and has a wonderful pierced design which resonates …

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English Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl

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A striking 20th century English Silver Creamer and Sugar Bowl. They are copies of an early George II style. Both the creamer and the sugar bowl are plain tapering cylindrical form having applied reeded and thread edge borders. They both reside on collet feet. The …

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English Silver Fish Server

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A Fish Server was originally a serving implement, shaped basically like a trowel, and used for serving and dividing fish at a dinner table. The flat surface on a fish server suggests that it was intended for use with food such as meat, cake and …

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English Silver Sauce Boat

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A very handsome English Silver Sauce Boat in a Georgian style with a plain body and a gadroon border. It has a wonderful acanthus detailed flying scroll C handle and is set on three shell feet. This English Silver Sauce Boat has the hallmarks located …

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Antique American Silver Soup Ladle

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Antique Silver Soup Ladles were not in use until the mid-18th century. By this time, the Silver Soup Tureen had become quite popular and a companion was needed to be used with this article. A long silver serving utensil was needed which would have a …

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Antique American Silver Mustard Pot With Spoon

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An elaborate Antique American Silver early 20th century Mustard Pot. It is embellished with exceptional Repousse workmanship of acanthus leaves and floral chasing. Also, it features reed borders to the base and handle. This embossed Antique American Silver Mustard Pot also is being sold with …

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English Sterling Silver Wine Coaster

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Wine was both used and very popular for the middle and ruling classes during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Lifestyle and the consumption of goods became a way to display taste as well as one’s wealth. This concept, as well as the abolition of import …

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Art Nouveau American Sterling Silver Salad Servers

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In the 1880s and the 1890s, a new style spread across Europe and the United States – Art Nouveau. Unlike the rigid Art Deco that eventually supplemented it, Art Nouveau emphasized flowing lines and curves as well as organic forms. They also featured stylized naturalism, …

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Italian Silver Wine Coaster

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The term ‘coaster’ was first recognized in 1887. Prior to that, a wine coaster was either called a ‘stand’ or ‘slider’. These words were derived from the custom that, after finishing dinner, the cloth was removed from the table and as the ladies withdrew to …

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Pair of Italian Silver Buccellati Leaf Shaped Dishes

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An exceptional pair of vintage Italian Sterling Silver Leaf Shaped Dishes by Gianmaria Buccellati. The firm Buccellati is known for its exquisite creativity, aesthetics, and craftsmanship. This family business has traditions which are rooted with a long history of craftsmen. Buccellati uses their distinctive skills …

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American Sterling Silver Bowl

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Silver Bowls are extremely popular and every household should have at least one. There are so many uses whether holding fruit, flowers, candy or other things – these are just some of the reasons why one would want to have at least one bowl in …

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Pair of Antique American Silver Salad Servers

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A stunning pair of Tiffany and Company American Silver Salad Servers in the ‘Colonial’ pattern. This pattern was introduced in 1895. It was designed by Paulding Farnham and although it is quite plain, it has an elegant look. This pattern is quite different from his …

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Set of 4 Antique English Silver Pepper Casters

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A lovely set of 4 Antique English Silver early 20th century Pepper Casters. They are designed in a plain octagonal form and stand on a reeded spreading foot. The removable covers are pierced with vertical geometric and linear designs that make it easy to sprinkle …

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Antique American Sterling Silver Bowl

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A Bowl is a container that has been utilized throughout history for the preparation and serving of various foods and drinks. The form of a bowl makes it ideal for holding liquids and loose food. The shape of a bowl is most often round but …

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English Silver Wine Funnel

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Wine Funnels were developed towards the end of the 17th century as they were a necessity for decanting wines from the bottle to a decanter. They are typically made in two halves which are fitted together and it has a removable pierced silver strainer. The …

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Danish Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Bowl

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From the moment he became a silversmith in 1904, Georg Jensen set a tone for his company that would be prevalent for decades to come. It’s innovative spirit, impeccable craftsmanship and Scandinavian design would become its focus. Georg Jensen was instrumental in defining the character …

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English Silver Bowl on Stand

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Sterling silver dinner ware has a prestigious history, and silver bowls are one of the more frequently used as well as favorite items within a set. The shape and beauty of sterling silver bowls are great as being decorative objects as well as utilitarian. No …

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American Silver Coffee Pot

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A handsome 20th century American Silver Coffee Pot in the “Etruscan” pattern. It is both timeless and elegant and features an Art Deco style “Greek Key” design on the square base. Although this pattern was introduced in 1913, one can see that it was a …

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American Silver Vase

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A striking American Silver Trumpet Vase. It is quite elegant in design with its lovely fluted workmanship on its body. This American Silver Trumpet Vase has a thread edge border to its base and rim. Residing on a circular base that is also crested, this …

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Antique English Silver Salver

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English Silver Salvers are rich in history as they have been around for several centuries. The term “salver” originated in England in the 17th century. A salver is a tray without handles. They were originally used to serve food in dishes and refreshments in glasses. …

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English Silver 3 Piece Coffee Set

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A fine and handsome vintage English Silver 3 Piece Coffee Set. The coffee pot is a plain tapering form that is set on a stepped collet foot, all in the George 1 style. The surface of the silver coffee pot is plain and unembellished. A …

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Antique English Silver Bowl on Stand

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Sterling silver dinner ware has a prestigious history. Silver bowls are one of the more frequently used as well as favorite items within a set. While bowls have been produced for thousands of years, it is rare to find sterling silver examples prior to the …

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Antique English Silver Bowl

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An exquisite Antique English Silver early 20th century Bowl. While bowls have been produced for thousands of years, most of them are round shaped. It is nice to be able to find a handsome octagonal shaped bowl like this. Included on this lovely bowl, is …

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Antique English Silver Bowl

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This exquisite Antique English Silver early 20th century Bowl makes such a beautiful statement with its simplicity. It is very elegant in design with its lovely thread edge borders. It resides on a round stepped foot. Due to its simplicity, this bowl will complement engraving …

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English Silver 3 Piece Tea and Coffee Set

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A elegant and handsome English Silver 3 Piece Tea and Coffee Set comprising of a tea kettle with its stand, coffee pot and teapot. They are of plain tapering cylindrical form in a George II style. The coffee pot has a molded and domed hinged …

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American Sterling Silver NHL Salver

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Salvers are trays that do not have handles, are usually round, and are used for serving dishes or glasses. Originally, the salver was used only for royalty to serve them food and drink. But first it was required before anything reached royalty, that a servant …

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As we are enjoying Summer and spending a great deal of time outdoors, we thought this would be the ideal time to talk about flowers and how they relate to our selection of vases. With many of us working in our gardens and our flowers blooming, a perfect place to show them off is in a vase or a container. Fortunately for all of you, we have a wide variety to choose from.

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