Antique Silverware – What Exactly is it?

What exactly is Antique Silverware? Make sure you don't get caught out when you purchase so called 'Antique Silverware' online.
By: Charlie Frost
 
 
Feb. 28, 2011 - PRLog -- There is now an extensive range of antique silverware that can be purchased online. Antique silver from the Georgian, Victorian and early 20th Century is exceedingly rare and can be an excellent gift or investment. The precise definition of an antique varies, but any many pieces of antique silverware can be incredibly valuable if it is in good condition or if it represents a rare, unusual, or distinctive pattern (http://www.bryandouglas.co.uk/control/about_silver.htm).

Rare, antique silver is often passed down from generation to generation and can provide an unexpected little nest egg. Antique silverware is often worn at formal events and many mothers traditionally pass down their silverware to their eldest daughter as silver is deemed an important item to have when setting up home.

Condition is a crucial factor when it comes to assessing the value of antique silverware. Silverware that is found to be tarnished, pitted or damaged will naturally decrease in value. Should someone hold a complete set of antique silverware this can play a key part in receiving a life-changing sum of money.

The period in which antique silverware is produced can also be important to collectors. Any particular pieces produced prior to 1830 (the dividing point between artisan and mass production) tend to reach big figures.

However, pieces from particular eras of recent history are also regarded as antiques. Certain American silverware from the 1860’s has been considered special due to the era of the Civil War in which it was produced.

Whether you are looking to purchase a gift or add to your growing silver collection you are sure to find something to suit from online antique silverware collectors – from sterling silver animals to Georgian candlesticks (http://www.bryandouglas.co.uk/control/inventory.htm).

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An established antique silver (http://www.bryandouglas.co.uk/) dealer and a member of LAPADA (the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers). We welcome you to our site and our extensive range of silverware which can be purchased online and comes with free insured delivery. We specialise in English, Scottish and Irish silverware from the Georgian, Victorian and early 20th Century, this includes British antique silver, old silverware, modern sterling silver, silver plate and old Sheffield Plate. Based in the world famous London Silver Vaults, we welcome visitors in person to browse our complete inventory of antique silver and are happy to provide a professional silverware appraisal service to our customers for insurance purposes. All appraisal work is charged at current LAPADA rates.
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