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Antique Silver

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).

George IV Antique English Silver Sugar Tongs

$275.00

Sterling silver sugar tongs have been used for hundreds of years as they are a sign of the prosperous and well-to-do in English, Scottish, and Irish cultures. They emerged on the scene in England in the 18th century and quickly were adapted by other countries. …

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2 George III Antique English Silver Skewers/Letter Openers

$425.00 (top in photo) and $450.00 (bottom in photo)

The Georgian Silver Skewer was introduced during the mid 19th Century. Silver skewers were both decorative and functional. They were predominately used to serve meat and poultry in a nice elegant, refined way at the table. The skewers held the joints in place while the …

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George III Antique English Silver Marrow Scoop

$550.00

A very elegant George III, Antique English Silver Marrow Scoop. In the 1680’s, the marrow spoon was introduced and it had a rounded spoon at one end and then a marrow scoop at the other.  Soon, this marrow spoon evolved into the marrow scoop. This …

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Antique American Silver Punch Ladle

$675.00

This very elegant 19th century American Silver Punch Ladle was made by the American silversmith Volney Boardman. Born in Franklin County, Ohio in 1810, he first learned the trade of watchmaking and jewelry in Ohio. He decided to relocate to Alabama in 1832 and settled …

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Antique American Silver Fish Slice

$750.00

A fish slice is a wide flat blade with long holes in it used for lifting and turning food while cooking. It was originally a serving implement, shaped basically like a trowel, for use in serving and dividing fish at a dinner table. The earliest …

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George III Antique English Silver Waste Bowl

$750.00

A very attractive George III, Antique English Silver Waste Bowl. By the middle of the 18th Century, small circular or octagonal bowls were added to the serving of tea. Slop Bowls, as they were called, were used for pouring out the remaining tea which had …

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Antique American Silver Soup Ladle

$775.00

A heavily elaborate Antique American Silver Soup Ladle in the Versailles pattern. This pattern was created in 1888 by Gorham’s chief designer, Antoine Heller. Gorham was so impressed with his work that they convinced him to leave Tiffany and Company and design for them instead. …

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Antique American Silver Christening Mug

$850.00

A elegant Antique American Silver Christening Mug. Hand chased with an intricate design of detailed leaves and flowers that resonate throughout the piece, this is a wonderful example of that type of workmanship. It is decagon (10 sided) in shape which is rare to find …

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George III Antique English Silver Caudle Cup

$850.00

A 2 handled George III, Antique English Silver Caudle Cup, having a bulbous body. This cup was made for caudle, a drink of warm ale or wine mixed with bread, eggs, and sweetened with sugar, and flavored with spices. Caudle often was prepared for the …

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Antique American Silver Christening Mug

$950.00

This handsome American Silver Christening Mug, made by Tiffany and Company, is straight sided and has a side loop handle. It is quite elegant in design with its 3 reeded bands which resonate throughout the body. These three reeded bands have monograms inscribed on them …

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Antique American Silver Waiter

$975.00

An elegant Antique American Silver Waiter. It is of lovely quality with its shaped thread edge border. A fluted design also resonates throughout the piece. This fluted design is located right near the border. Although the surface on this piece is quite plain, there is …

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Antique American Silver Waiter

$1.250.00

This is an elaborate late 19th century American Silver Waiter. The border features an ornate 1 inch chased leaf design. The surface of this waiter is decorated with an intricate diaper pattern and has an unmonogrammed cartouche at the center encircled by foliate detail. The …

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George III Antique English Silver Waiter

$1,375.00

This handsome George III Antique English Silver Waiter has three ball and claw feet and a shaped gadroon border. It is in pristine condition and is a lovely example of a Georgian Silver Waiter with its design and workmanship. Due to its size, this Waiter …

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George III Antique English Silver Sauce Boat

$1,850.00

A handsome George III Antique English Silver Sauce Boat 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 George III Antique English Silver Sauce Boat is in pristine …

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George III Antique English Silver Bowl

$1,850.00

A very attractive George III Antique English Silver Bowl. It is quite elaborate in design with floral and scroll decoration which resonates throughout the exterior of the piece. The bowl has exceptional workmanship exemplified with the figural handles which are quite appealing. Residing on a …

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George III Antique English Silver Teapot

$2,500.00

A very handsome Neoclassical style George III Antique English Silver Teapot. It has an oval straight-sided body with hand-engraved upper and lower bands of floral work. This detail work resonates throughout the body. There is a plain cartouche on one side and on the other …

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George II Antique English Silver Salt Cellars

$2,500.00 for the pair

A stunning pair of George II, Antique English Silver Salt Cellars that are quite elegant in design. These George II Salt Cellars are in a classic elongated octagonal trencher form and are of solid weight with stable incurved corners. They also have an oval sunken …

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Antique American Silver Platter

$3,250.00

An exceptional antique 19th century oval American Silver Platter made by the company Kennard and Jenks. As the firm was only in operation for a few years, their pieces are quite rare and are always in great demand. Thus, we are thrilled to have recently …

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Pair of Antique American Silver Entree Dishes

$4,500.00 for the pair

An impressive pair of Antique American Silver plain Entree Dishes that are oval in shape. The surface of the dishes are embellished with an applied band of scroll and other ornamentation to the rim. The scroll design is also retained on the original handle which …

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George III Antique English Silver Salver

$4,500.00

The vast majority of salvers in the 18th Century were made round but other shapes were also produced including oval, square, rectangular, and hexagonal. This stunning George III, Antique English Silver Salver, is oval in shape and has 4 reed and beaded detailed feet. It …

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George III Antique English Silver Coffee Pot

$4,500.00

A very handsome, George III, Antique English Silver Coffee Pot, in pristine condition, having a plain round baluster body with applied gadroon borders. It features a wooden scroll handle and acanthus detailing to the spout. The hallmarks are quite clear on this lovely Antique English …

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George III Antique English Silver Teapot

$7,500.00

Hester Bateman (1709 – 1794) was the most famous 18th century English female silversmith.  Hester was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Nedem. She married in 1732 (at the Church of St. Botolph’s, Aldergate, in the city of London) the goldsmith John Bateman, whereby together …

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Queen Anne Antique English Silver Coffee Pot

$15,000.00

Early Coffee Pots made before 1730 were always plain without any chasing, and were often straight – sided or octagonal in shape. This stunning Queen Anne Antique English Silver Coffee Pot, follows the prevailing fashion of the period, as it is quite simple and elegant …

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Set of 4 George III Antique English Silver Candlesticks

$18,500.00 set of 4 and $9,500.00 for pair

The Rococo style and its origins can be traced back to France beginning with the reign of Louis XV. This popular style which continued throughout the reign of Louis XV was a reaction to the previous controlled and rigid style of Louis XIV’s reign. The …

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Set of 4 George III Antique English Silver Entree Dishes

$25,000.00 set of 4 or $12,500.00 for pair

A magnificent set of four George III, Antique English Silver Entree Dishes. In general, entree dishes tend to be either oval or rectangular in shape. Thus, these being octagonal, tend to make them more unique and very special. Each one features shaped gadroon borders and …

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George II Antique English Silver Oblong Salver

$60,000.00

A spectacular George II Antique English Silver Oblong Salver. This piece is quite wonderful as the shape is quite rare, and the workmanship and the design are exceptional. In general, most salvers are round-shaped and as this piece is oblong, it becomes very sought after. …

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Antique American Silver Fish Slice

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The Fish Slice is a broad blade or trowel shaped server, most often used for dividing and serving fish at the table. The earliest examples of fish slices were made about 1735. We are thrilled to have recently acquired this elegant Antique American Tiffany and …

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Antique American Silver Sugar Basket

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Perfect for tea time, an Antique Silver Sugar Basket is an elegant way to serve your sugar. During the 18th and 19th centuries, sugar baskets were used for the purpose of holding sugar for tea and coffee as well as sweetening foods. In today’s society, …

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Antique American Silver Mug

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An exquisite Antique Early American Silver 19th century Mug. The mug is baluster shaped and quite elegant in style. Although it is very plain in design, there is an acanthus detailed scroll handle which greatly enhances the piece. The mug resides on a pedestal foot. …

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Set of 4 George III Antique English Silver Candlesticks

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This striking set of four George III, Antique English Silver Candlesticks, are set on square bases and are chased with guilloche and beaded lobes. Rising from these bases, are the corinthian columns which extend until the sconces and detachable nozzles. These lovely candlesticks have been …

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