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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
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/
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