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  • Mar 1 2013
  • 1 Mar 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Adrien von Ferscht on Chinese Export Silver

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with Adrien von Ferscht, of Glasgow, Scotland, on the subject of antique […]

  • Nov 16 2010
  • 16 Nov 2010

Cincinnati Silver Tableware Still Shines 200 Years Later

When Cincinnati’s first settlers arrived in 1788, they dreamed of establishing a trade center along the water highway of the Ohio River. Their primary concern […]

  • Jul 14 2009
  • 14 Jul 2009

Sheffield and Silver Plate: What to Look For

The social background for the discovery of the methods of plating on copper used in the Sheffield process is quite interesting. It was a time […]

  • Oct 14 2008
  • 14 Oct 2008

Archibald Knox Tudric muffin dish

Archibald Knox Tudric muffin dish

By Sherri Hall-Wilcox

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Dating Mexican Silver

Mexico’s tradition of magnificent silverwork dates as far back as the 1530s. Mexico has abundant deposits of precious metals, so it was natural that a thriving jewelry and hollowware market would evolve there. But establishing authenticity, purity and age – especially for vintage and antique pieces – can be challenging.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Sterling & Silver-Plated Antiques

In general, the term Sterling Silver is meant to distinguish items that are composed of mostly solid silver as opposed to Silver-Plated that have only a thin surface layer of silver. However, there are several other distinctions, some using terms that can be confusing and often lead to a misunderstanding of an item’s composition and hence its value.

  • Jul 18 2008
  • 18 Jul 2008

Antiques And Collectibles: July Auctions

July may be winding down, but there are fine antiques and collectibles auctions still on the calendar.

Saturday, July 19: Silver Flatware
Harlowe-Powell — Gallery Auction

  • Jul 4 2008
  • 4 Jul 2008

Antique Doernbecher Bedrm Set, Rogers Bros Silverware, Evening In Paris, Hoffman: Easy Vision, Pacifica, Model 21807

Hello:

The Estate has, items in very good condition, with minor distress: H & C Bavaria Plates (90pcs), Crooksville China floral plates (5 pcs), Antique Doernbecher Dbl. Bed set with Lead Mirror/Vanity, Chifforette, Vintage L.A. Furniture 1970s solid wood Dbl. Bed set, Remembrance & Queen Bess Silverware and Silver plated cutlery (50 pcs).

  • Jun 19 2008
  • 19 Jun 2008

Identifying antique American silver and silverplate pieces

I can usually find enough information on the internet to identify that rare piece that boggles my mind, but this one has me stumped. I imagine there may be a piece missing, an insert made of glass perhaps?

  • Jun 11 2008
  • 11 Jun 2008

How To Clean Silver–Buyer Beware

There are many products out there on the market assuring you that their quick and easy method will not only clean your silver to its original pristine color and condition but will provide testimonials attesting to the efficaciousness of the product supplied by museums, cathedrals and “as seen on TV.” Ultimately, when done, they’ll have you convinced that your piece of silver will be whistlin