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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 that 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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Rare Irish Silver Oyster Fork

£ 135

€155
$153
Rare Irish Silver Oyster Fork

Rare Irish Silver Oyster Fork

£ 135

€155
$153

Jeff Sims Antiques

Art Deco Set of Silver & Enamel Spoons

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Art Deco Set of Silver & Enamel Spoons

£ 120

€137
$136
Art Deco Set of Silver & Enamel Spoons

Art Deco Set of Silver & Enamel Spoons

£ 120

€137
$136

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

£ 350

€401
$397
Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

£ 350

€401
$397

The Silver Cabinet

Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

£ 1,050

€1,202
$1,192
Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

£ 1,050

€1202
$1192

The Silver Cabinet

Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

£ 1,000

€1,145
$1,135
Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

£ 1,000

€1145
$1135

The Silver Cabinet

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

£ 29

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

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

£ 29

€33
$33

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

12 Sterling Silver Antique Tea Spoons

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

12 Sterling Silver Antique Tea Spoons

£ 360

€412
$409
12 Sterling Silver Antique Tea Spoons

12 Sterling Silver Antique Tea Spoons

£ 360

€412
$409

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

£ 125

€143
$142
Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

£ 125

€143
$142

Mercia Interiors

Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

£ 795

€910
$902
Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

£ 795

€910
$902

Bridport Antiques

Set of 6 Russian  Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

£ 2,500

€2,862
$2,838
Set of 6 Russian  Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

Set of 6 Russian Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

£ 2,500

€2862
$2838

Museum of Treasure

Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

£ 285

€326
$324
Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

£ 285

€326
$324

Piers Rankin Silver Antiques

Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

£ 190

€218
$216
Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

£ 190

€218
$216

China Rose Antiques

Pair of Georgian Spoons

Bridport Antiques

Pair of Georgian Spoons

£ 275

€315
$312
Pair of Georgian Spoons

Pair of Georgian Spoons

£ 275

€315
$312

Bridport Antiques

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

£ 115

€132
$131
Cased Set of 6 Silver Teaspoons - London 1921/1922 Mappin & Webb

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

£ 115

€132
$131

Boutique 37 Antiques Tiverton

A Silver Christening Set Presented in a Clasped Box

£ 70

€80
$79
A Silver Christening Set Presented in a Clasped Box

A Silver Christening Set Presented in a Clasped Box

£ 70

€80
$79

IM Chaney Antique Furniture

Enamelled Spoon Set

Bridport Antiques

Enamelled Spoon Set

£ 185

€212
$210
Enamelled Spoon Set

Enamelled Spoon Set

£ 185

€212
$210

Bridport Antiques

Rare Antique Solid Silver Palm Pattern Spoon

£ 170

€195
$193
Rare Antique Solid Silver Palm Pattern Spoon

Rare Antique Solid Silver Palm Pattern Spoon

£ 170

€195
$193

The Silver Cabinet