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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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£ 125

€148
$153

Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

£ 125

€148
$153

Mercia Interiors

Wickersley Antiques

Very Good Canteen of Cutlery

£ 750

€887
$917

Very Good Canteen of Cutlery

£ 750

€887
$917

Wickersley Antiques

£ 795

€940
$972

Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

£ 795

€940
$972

Bridport Antiques

£ 2,500

€2,956
$3,056

Set of 6 Russian Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

£ 2,500

€2956
$3056

Museum of Treasure

£ 285

€337
$348

Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

£ 285

€337
$348

Piers Rankin Silver Antiques

£ 190

€225
$232

Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

£ 190

€225
$232

China Rose Antiques

Bridport Antiques

Pair of Georgian Spoons

£ 275

€325
$336

Pair of Georgian Spoons

£ 275

€325
$336

Bridport Antiques

£ 115

€136
$141

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

£ 115

€136
$141

Boutique 37 Antiques Tiverton

£ 395

€467
$483

Set of Twelve Glasgow Silver Tea Spoons

£ 395

€467
$483

Graham Smith Antiques Ltd

£ 70

€83
$86

A Silver Christening Set Presented in a Clasped Box

£ 70

€83
$86

IM Chaney Antique Furniture

Bridport Antiques

Enamelled Spoon Set

£ 185

€219
$226

Enamelled Spoon Set

£ 185

€219
$226

Bridport Antiques

£ 170

€201
$208

Rare Antique Solid Silver Palm Pattern Spoon

£ 170

€201
$208

The Silver Cabinet

£ 220

€260
$269

Set of Three Antique Silver Serving / Table Spoons

£ 220

€260
$269

The Silver Cabinet

£ 450

€532
$550

Set of Six Victorian Silver Dinner Forks

£ 450

€532
$550

The Silver Cabinet

£ 150

€177
$183

Pair of Antique Exeter Silver Table Spoons 1841

£ 150

€177
$183

The Silver Cabinet

£ 500

€591
$611

Pair of Paul Storr Georgian Silver Dessert Forks

£ 500

€591
$611

The Silver Cabinet

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Set of Six Early Victorian Silver Forks

£ 595

€704
$727

Set of Six Early Victorian Silver Forks

£ 595

€704
$727

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd