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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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Victorian Fruit Spoons in Case

£ 115

€133
$138
Victorian Fruit Spoons in Case

Victorian Fruit Spoons in Case

£ 115

€133
$138

Those Were The Days

Rare Irish Silver Oyster Fork

£ 135

€156
$162
Rare Irish Silver Oyster Fork

Rare Irish Silver Oyster Fork

£ 135

€156
$162

Jeff Sims Antiques

Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

£ 350

€405
$420
Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

Set of Georgian Silver Table Spoons

£ 350

€405
$420

The Silver Cabinet

Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

£ 1,050

€1,214
$1,260
Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

Set of Twelve York Silver Dinner Forks 1836

£ 1,050

€1214
$1260

The Silver Cabinet

Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

£ 1,250

€1,445
$1,500
Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

Set of Six Georgian Silver Table Spoons - Storr

£ 1,250

€1445
$1500

The Silver Cabinet

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

£ 29

€34
$35
Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

Eight Elkington's Silver Plate Oyster Forks

£ 29

€34
$35

Mark Stacey Antiques & Decorative

Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

£ 125

€145
$150
Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

Boxed Bolinger Plated Cutlery

£ 125

€145
$150

Mercia Interiors

Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

£ 795

€919
$954
Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

Knife & Fork by Peter Spitzer

£ 795

€919
$954

Bridport Antiques

Set of 6 Russian  Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

£ 2,500

€2,891
$2,999
Set of 6 Russian  Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

Set of 6 Russian Silver Teaspoons with Cloisonne Enamel

£ 2,500

€2891
$2999

Museum of Treasure

Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

£ 285

€330
$342
Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

Pair of Victorian Silver Fiddle Pattern Asparagus or Serving Tongs

£ 285

€330
$342

Piers Rankin Silver Antiques

Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

£ 190

€220
$228
Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

Silver Gilt Hors D'oeuvres Set

£ 190

€220
$228

China Rose Antiques