Quite often, we are asked the question ‘What is Antique Silver?’ The definition of antique silver is any item that is at least one hundred years old.
Antique Silver is special for many reasons. First and foremost, one should love the piece. Whether an aesthetic look, exceptional workmanship, or even a particular maker, period or company all contribute to the reasons why the piece appeals to you. A very good investment contributes to another reason. Whether you have one piece or many, taking care and maintaining them ensures they will remain in good condition. This helps the piece retain its value or even appreciate. One should also be as informed as possible regarding any piece of antique silver. This includes knowing hallmarks and learning what they can tell you about the piece. You should have confidence as well as trust with the person and/or company you are working with. As our family has been in business for over 130 years, we always have stood behind our merchandise. We have the knowledge and expertise in dealing with antiques and would love to pass this along to our new and old customers. (See the About Us section which will describe Hallmarks, some of the well known Makers and Timeline).