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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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Italian Silver Plate Bread Basket

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A lovely Italian Silver Plate Bread Basket. Using this basket is a great help when entertaining. With its elegant design, it looks lovely on a table holding breads, muffins and rolls. One could also choose to use this basket for other things such as fruit. …

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American Silver Plate Pie Dish

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This is a lovely American Silver Plated Pie Dish which features three elaborate feet and a shaped gadroon border. Resonating in the interior of the piece is an engraved scroll and floral design. You are now able to take your baked goods directly from the …

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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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Antique English Glass Hyacinth Vases

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Antique hyacinth vases are specifically designed to cultivate hyacinth bulbs. As they progress in their growing period, it is so enjoyable to watch them begin to flower. Hyacinth vases were introduced during the Georgian era, and it was noted that Madame de Pompadour had a …

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Antique Victorian Plate Jam Spoons in a Case

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A lovely pair of Antique Victorian Silver Plate and Mother of Pearl Jam Spoons in their original case. Elaborately chased with a floral and scroll design which resonates around the bowl as well as a very detailed ‘collar’. A ferrule (or collar) is a small …

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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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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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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 Victorian Plate Asparagus Tongs

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Asparagus did not become popular as a vegetable in England until the early 18th century. This popularity was due to asparagus being considered an exotic accompaniment for other dishes. Thus, Asparagus Tongs became the acceptable item at the dinner table during the Victorian era. This …

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Italian Silver Plate Frying Pan

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We were so excited that we were able to buy back this lovely Italian Silver Plated Frying Pan. This is an example of what we were referring to in the About Us section under the subcategory Purchase/Buy Back. A client of ours contacted us and …

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English Silver Plate Wine Coaster

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Wine Coasters, or decanter stands as they are sometimes referred to, have been an integral part of the elegant dining table in England since the 18th century, when they were known as bottle sliders. The wine coaster allows the bottle or decanter to slide along …

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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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Antique English Mason’s Ironstone Jug

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A fine stoneware, called Ironstone China, was introduced in England in the early 19th century. It was patented by Charles James Mason (1791-1856) under the name “Mason’s Patent Ironstone China”. There is no iron in ironstone, and it is not porcelain or made in China. …

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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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Antique Victorian Plate Crumber

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You are at home or in a restaurant and you cut into a roll. You then notice that there are crumbs on the tablecloth or table and they need to be brushed away. Did you know that this ritual used to be part of American …

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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 Silver Plate Wine Coasters

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Wine Coasters are a perfect example of the result of changing social customs which also affected articles made in silver. We can assume someone probably conceived the idea of placing a wine bottle in a stand and pushing (“coasting”) it along the table. This explains …

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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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Pair of Antique Chinese Export Cups

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An elegant pair of 19th century Chinese Export Wine Cups. The difference between a Chinese tea bowl/cup and a Chinese wine cup is the height and the width which defines their use. Wine cups are deeper and wider. Set on a white background, with brown …

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Antique Victorian Plate 3 Part Dish

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Every table deserves something unique. This Antique Victorian Silver Plate 3 Part Dish adds a little extra sparkle to any table setting. In the 19th century, these 3 Part Dishes were created and called BBC’s. They were used for bread, butter and cheese. Whether for …

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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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George III Antique English Silver Marrow Scoop

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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 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 Plate Meat Platter

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A handsome English Silver Plated Meat Platter. It is oval in shape and quite handsome in design as it has a gadroon border. The English Silver Plated Meat Platter also has a sunken oval central well that is simple and unembellished. This platter is quite …

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Antique Chinese Rose Canton Dish with Cover

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A charming and delightful 19th century Antique Chinese Rose Canton Porcelain Dish with Cover. It is oval in shape and has a wonderful floral scene with vibrant colors and shades of pinks, blues, oranges, yellows and greens. Within this floral scene which resonates throughout the …

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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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Italian Silver Plate Hors d’oeuvres Serving Dish

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This Italian Silver Plated and Glass Hors d’oeuvres Serving Dish is the perfect piece for someone who loves to entertain!! The faceted glass inserts on this article are in pristine condition and are removable as well. The silver plated serving dish has a pierced design …

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Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coaster

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Between the 1820’s and 1840’s, Britain saw an increase in both clothing and wine consumption. This was driven by the abolition of import and export duties. Wearing fashionable clothes and drinking with dinner, became a way for upper society to demonstrate their wealth. At this …

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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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Old Sheffield Plate Salver

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A handsome Old Sheffield Salver which is quite rare because of its oblong shape. Most salvers at this time were round shaped. This Old Sheffield Salver has a shaped gadroon border and there is a crest in the center of the piece. It is a …

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Antique Victorian Plate Syphon Stand

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Syphon Stands were used in the late Victorian era as decorative holders for either soda or water. Today, they are used predominately as wine and champagne bottle holders. Syphon Stands look so elegant when displayed on a beautiful dinner table. Many people today have been …

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Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Leaf Dish

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A lovely 19th century Antique Oval Shaped Leaf Dish in the highly collectible Rose Medallion pattern. Actually the rose in Rose Medallion refers to the color, and the actual flower depicted in the pattern is a peony – the national flower of China. Rose Medallion …

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Set of 5 Antique Georgian Wine Glasses

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Of all Georgian glassware, there is no doubt that Georgian Wine Glasses are the most widely admired and collected. The refined elegance of an antique Georgian wine glass is truly remarkable. There are a multitude of shaped bowl designs and intricate detail work that is …

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Italian Silver Plate Tea Tray

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A handsome Italian silver plated tea tray that is quite elegant in design with its cut corners and reed detailing. This tray is quite practical as it is ideal to serve food and beverages when one is entertaining.

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Antique Victorian Plate 2 Piece Fish Set

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2 Piece Fish Sets started being produced during the 18th century, and rose to prominence during the Victorian period. This was a result of an increase in wealth in England, the demand for extravagant silverware and silversmiths who made wonderful products. A Fish Server (Knife) …

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Antique Miniature Chinese Teapot

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A charming Antique miniature 19th century Chinese Teapot in royal colors and designs that is a must for any lover of porcelain!! Yellow is the color that is predominately used in this teapot. Pink flowers and green swirls add to the design. Yellow is regarded …

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Antique Art Nouveau Glass Vase

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An exquisite American Art Nouveau 20th Century Glass Vase decorated in the style of Tiffany’s. This vase has a type of iridescent art glass that is extremely popular for many people. Superb detail workmanship shows up on its dark purple background with its wonderful floral …

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English Silver Plate Salver

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A handsome English Silver Plate Videau Salver. We are thrilled to have re-acquired this piece as we sold these salvers quite well in our New York City store approximately 50 years ago. This English Silver Plate Square Salver is quite elegant in design. With a …

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Antique Chinese Rose Mandarin Creamer

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A lovely antique 19th century Chinese Rose Mandarin Creamer. Wonderful figural scenes of various courtyard conversations are viewed by a woman sitting at her window as she is looking out. The inside rim of the creamer is decorated with peonies, daisies, birds and insects as …

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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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Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coaster

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During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the upper class became increasingly obsessed with the lifestyle and consumption of goods and wanted to display their taste as well as wealth. This idea of extravagance, as well as the addition of import and export duties created a …

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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 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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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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Antique English Glass Decanter

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There’s nothing quite like antique glass. It combines exceptional craftsmanship, elegance and warmth. There is pleasure in decanting a bottle of wine into a decanter, which could be over two hundred years old. You may also wonder to yourself, who may have used it in …

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Antique Victorian Plate Basket

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Antique Victorian Plate Baskets are generally described as cake baskets but were more commonly used for bread and fruit. A handsome Antique Victorian Plate Basket having an oval body with a scalloped border. A very elegant swing handle complements this piece quite nicely. This basket …

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Antique Chinese Export Famille Rose Saucer

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The term Famille Rose refers to porcelain glazed with enamels in a predominantly pink, yellow, green and blue color palette. This coloring is created by adding collodial gold, which are tiny fragments of gold suspended in water, to the glaze. The technique was introduced to …

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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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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 5 Antique English Glass Plates

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A rare and wonderful set of 6 Antique English Glass Plates. We have never had a set of plates such as these. The name comes about because of the green “scrambled” decoration that resonates on the outside of each plate. Therefore, in England, they are …

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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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Antique Victorian Plate 24 Piece Fish Set

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Fish sets were first introduced during the 19th century. During the Victorian era in England, they became quite popular because of the increase in wealth of the middle class. Extravagant silverware which was always popular with the upper class could now be purchased by this …

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Coin Silver Mirror

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Coin Silver is an alloy of 90 percent silver. It is a standardized alloy with the other 10 percent comprised of a very limited number of non – silver metals like copper and nickel. In the United States, coin silver must be at least 90 …

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Pair of Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Vases

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A charming pair of 19th century Rose Medallion Vases that are truly rare to find in this condition. Rose Medallion is a distinctive design with four or more panels of decoration. This is usually shown in that half of these panels have people in different …

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Antique American Silver Christening Mug

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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 Chinese Rose Mandarin Vase

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A wonderful example of an early antique 19th century Chinese Rose Mandarin Vase. The painting on this piece is exceptional – both in pictorial scenes of people as well as floral and fauna. One panel depicts a scene of several men and women conversing in …

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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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George III Antique English Silver Caudle Cup

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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 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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Antique English Georgian Wine Jug

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This Antique English Georgian Wine Jug shows exceptional design and workmanship. Diamond cutting and basal fine vertical hollow flutes – which is defined as a fluted design – illustrates the work that went into this piece. As one can see above these designs, is a …

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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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Antique Chinese Export Famille Rose Bowl

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An exquisite Antique Chinese Export Famille Rose Enamel Decorated Bowl. Famille Rose is a type of Chinese porcelain that was developed in the 18th century. It is exemplified by the use of pink color overglaze enamel. During the Kangxi reign (1654 – 1722) it was …

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Antique English Centerpiece

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A highly decorative and colorful Antique 19th century English Centerpiece that is truly spectacular. This piece is quite appealing with its intricate white and gilt base design extending up through the underside with its vibrant colors and culminating in the colorful bowl. Flowers in orange …

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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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Antique Victorian Plate Claret Jug

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A silver plated claret jug is a wine jug made of glass and silver plate. Claret is the British name for French red Bordeaux wine. Although glass had been used as a receptacle for beverages of all kinds for hundreds of years, it wasn’t until …

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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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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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George III Antique English Silver Sugar Basket

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The Neoclassical style of silver originated in 1760 and continued until the Regency period (circa 1830) and used many classical motifs. Some of the designs that were quite popular at that time were palm leaves, garlands, and swags. This style of silver is synonymous with …

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Antique Chinese Rose Canton Platters

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Antique Rose Canton Porcelain was introduced in China possibly around 1720. As implied by its name Rose, pink was the predominant color. By the 19th century, Rose Canton Porcelain had become very popular. More colors were introduced and many more shades of pink were used …

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Antique Chinese Imari Barber’s Bowl

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A Barber’s Bowl is a shaving dish which is usually made in ceramic but can also be in silver. It was used by barbers in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. By the 19th century, barbers were commonly using this semi-circular bowl to not only …

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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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George III Antique English Silver Bowl

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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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Nude With Pear Art Work

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This “Nude with Pear” by Tom Maley (1911 – 2000) is a wonderful example of working in many mediums. Tom considered himself first and foremost a painter. However it is his Field Gallery in West Tisbury, Massachusetts where you would and still are able to …

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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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Pair of Antique American Silver Entree Dishes

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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 Coffee Pot

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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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Antique English Coalport Dessert Service

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A beautiful and extensive Antique English Coalport Dessert Service. It comprises of 18 pieces including 12 dessert plates, several different shaped dishes and a compote. The background is a  beautiful wine color and helps show off the flowers, butterflies, and insects. Gilding completes the wonderful …

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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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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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Glassware from the English Countryside 🍷

Greetings from Wyler Antiques!

Continuing talking about our trip to England, both in London and the Countryside, this week's Announcement will be focusing on glassware. This is an area that we have tried to increase with interesting articles and thus, we purchased several exciting pieces that we would like you to know about. To learn more about glassware, please visit our website under the glassware section to learn about its history as well as the different styles and designs.

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