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Antique Silver Cutlery

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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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Georgian Solid Silver Flatware Canteen

£ 2,950

€3,446
$3,711
Georgian Solid Silver Flatware Canteen

Georgian Solid Silver Flatware Canteen

£ 2,950

€3446
$3711

William Rand Antiques

Rare Set of Golf Cocktail Sticks in Bag

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Rare Set of Golf Cocktail Sticks in Bag

£ 235

€275
$296
Rare Set of Golf Cocktail Sticks in Bag

Rare Set of Golf Cocktail Sticks in Bag

£ 235

€275
$296

Newark Antiques and Interiors Ltd

Five George III Silver Dessert Forks, 1818

£ 185

€216
$233
Five George III Silver Dessert Forks, 1818

Five George III Silver Dessert Forks, 1818

£ 185

€216
$233

William Rand Antiques

Silver Table Set by G. Klingert

€ 6,500

£5,564
$6,999
Silver Table Set by G. Klingert

Silver Table Set by G. Klingert

€ 6,500

£5564
$6999

Antiqon

Pair of Hester Bateman Silver Teaspoons

£ 175

€204
$220
Pair of Hester Bateman Silver Teaspoons

Pair of Hester Bateman Silver Teaspoons

£ 175

€204
$220

Wildwinds Antiques

German Silver Art Nouveau Teaspoons

Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)

German Silver Art Nouveau Teaspoons

£ 165

€193
$208
German Silver Art Nouveau Teaspoons

German Silver Art Nouveau Teaspoons

£ 165

€193
$208

Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)

American Silver & Enamel Teaspoons

Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)

American Silver & Enamel Teaspoons

£ 115

€134
$145
American Silver & Enamel Teaspoons

American Silver & Enamel Teaspoons

£ 115

€134
$145

Digby Antiques (Wiltshire)

Lovely Boxed Set of 6 Silver & Enamel Teaspoons

£ 145

€169
$182
Lovely Boxed Set of 6 Silver & Enamel Teaspoons

Lovely Boxed Set of 6 Silver & Enamel Teaspoons

£ 145

€169
$182

Andrew Cox Antiques

Good Set of Six George III Silver Teaspoons

£ 145

€169
$182
Good Set of Six George III Silver Teaspoons

Good Set of Six George III Silver Teaspoons

£ 145

€169
$182

William Rand Antiques

A Superb Set of Boxed Silver Crab Picks

£ 275

€321
$346
A Superb Set of Boxed Silver Crab Picks

A Superb Set of Boxed Silver Crab Picks

£ 275

€321
$346

Booth Antiques

Arts & Crafts Trefid Rats Tail Silver Spoon C1917

£ 125

€146
$157
Arts & Crafts Trefid Rats Tail Silver Spoon C1917

Arts & Crafts Trefid Rats Tail Silver Spoon C1917

£ 125

€146
$157

Penrose Antiques Ltd

Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

£ 1,050

€1,227
$1,321
Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

£ 1,050

€1227
$1321

The Silver Cabinet

Reid & Son Newcastle Silver Fork 1829

£ 115

€134
$145
Reid & Son Newcastle Silver Fork 1829

Reid & Son Newcastle Silver Fork 1829

£ 115

€134
$145

Penrose Antiques Ltd

Set of Six Silver Handled Butter Knives

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Set of Six Silver Handled Butter Knives

£ 110

€128
$138
Set of Six Silver Handled Butter Knives

Set of Six Silver Handled Butter Knives

£ 110

€128
$138

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Set of Six Antique Silver Handled Butter Knives

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Set of Six Antique Silver Handled Butter Knives

£ 125

€146
$157
Set of Six Antique Silver Handled Butter Knives

Set of Six Antique Silver Handled Butter Knives

£ 125

€146
$157

In a Nutshell Antiques & Interiors Ltd

Victorian Sterling Silver Boxed Three Piece Christening Set

£ 245

€286
$308
Victorian Sterling Silver Boxed Three Piece Christening Set

Victorian Sterling Silver Boxed Three Piece Christening Set

£ 245

€286
$308

Piers Rankin Silver Antiques

Antique Victorian Fish Servers

£ 34

€40
$43
Antique Victorian Fish Servers

Antique Victorian Fish Servers

£ 34

€40
$43

Beeches Vintage

Antique 1800s Solid Silver Dessert Spoon

£ 72

€84
$91
Antique 1800s Solid Silver Dessert Spoon

Antique 1800s Solid Silver Dessert Spoon

£ 72

€84
$91

Beeches Vintage

Walker & Hall Cake Forks. C1930.

£ 100

€117
$126
Walker & Hall Cake Forks. C1930.

Walker & Hall Cake Forks. C1930.

£ 100

€117
$126

Jo Brayshaw