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Antique Silver Cutlery from LoveAntiques

Antique Silver Cutlery

Although seemingly humble in use, Silver cutlery (or flatware) has a long and noble history. Pewter or steel were the metals of choice for most eating utensils up until the late 17th Century, but the demand for Silver flatware grew during the 18th Century. In England the Knife, Fork and Spoon combination only gained acceptance during the 17th Century and at the time it was common for people to carry their own utensils for eating. However, the Industrial Revolution of the 18th Century led to a surge in dining rituals and etiquette with some of the leading Silversmiths creating elegantly matching cutlery sets for guests and family. This peaked during the 19th Century.


The rise of Sheffield Plate and Electroplating during the mid 18th and mid 19th Centuries opened up the fashionable dining rituals to the middle and poorer classes who could now acquire the look of Silver without the exorbitant costs. During the 20th Century cutlery slowly became less ornamental and modernist in design and by the end of the 20th Century formal dining had disappeared substantially. Even so there will always remain something special about using antique and vintage Silver flatware even on a daily basis. It reconnects us back to the rituals of the past and often has a warm feel from years of enjoyable eating.


At LoveAntiques we have a fine and ever-changing selection of antique and vintage cutlery for all your dining needs.   

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Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

£ 350

€396
$386
Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

£ 350

€396
$386

The Silver Cabinet

Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

£ 1,050

€1,189
$1,159
Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

£ 1,050

€1189
$1159

The Silver Cabinet

Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

£ 1,000

€1,133
$1,104
Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

£ 1,000

€1133
$1104

The Silver Cabinet

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

£ 29

€33
$32
Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

£ 29

€33
$32

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

12 Sterling Silver Antique Tea Spoons

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

12 Sterling Silver Antique Tea Spoons

£ 360

€408
$397
12 Sterling Silver Antique Tea Spoons

12 Sterling Silver Antique Tea Spoons

£ 360

€408
$397

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

£ 125

€142
$138
Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

£ 125

€142
$138

Mercia Interiors

Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

£ 795

€900
$878
Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

£ 795

€900
$878

Bridport Antiques

Set of 6 Russian  Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

£ 2,500

€2,831
$2,760
Set of 6 Russian  Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

Set of 6 Russian Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

£ 2,500

€2831
$2760

Museum of Treasure

Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

£ 285

€323
$315
Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

£ 285

€323
$315

Piers Rankin Silver Antiques

Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

£ 190

€215
$210
Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

£ 190

€215
$210

China Rose Antiques

Pair of Georgian Spoons

Bridport Antiques

Pair of Georgian Spoons

£ 275

€311
$304
Pair of Georgian Spoons

Pair of Georgian Spoons

£ 275

€311
$304

Bridport Antiques

Cased Set of 6 Silver Teaspoons - London 1921/1922 Mappin & Webb

£ 115

€130
$127
Cased Set of 6 Silver Teaspoons - London 1921/1922 Mappin & Webb

Cased Set of 6 Silver Teaspoons - London 1921/1922 Mappin & Webb

£ 115

€130
$127

Boutique 37 Antiques Tiverton

Set of Twelve Glasgow Silver Tea Spoons

£ 395

€447
$436
Set of Twelve Glasgow Silver Tea Spoons

Set of Twelve Glasgow Silver Tea Spoons

£ 395

€447
$436

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

A Silver Christening Set Presented in a Clasped Box

£ 70

€79
$77
A Silver Christening Set Presented in a Clasped Box

A Silver Christening Set Presented in a Clasped Box

£ 70

€79
$77

IM Chaney Antique Furniture

Enamelled Spoon Set

Bridport Antiques

Enamelled Spoon Set

£ 185

€210
$204
Enamelled Spoon Set

Enamelled Spoon Set

£ 185

€210
$204

Bridport Antiques

Rare Antique Solid Silver Palm Pattern Spoon

£ 170

€193
$188
Rare Antique Solid Silver Palm Pattern Spoon

Rare Antique Solid Silver Palm Pattern Spoon

£ 170

€193
$188

The Silver Cabinet

Set of Three Antique Silver Serving / Table Spoons

£ 220

€249
$243
Set of Three Antique Silver Serving / Table Spoons

Set of Three Antique Silver Serving / Table Spoons

£ 220

€249
$243

The Silver Cabinet