Antique Solid Silver
Bring a shimmering piece of history into your world with a charming selection of antique solid silver. Whether you choose a luxury tea set or some ornate cutlery for your table, antique solid silver pieces will always shine out.
Solid silver has been used to make jewellery and other useful and decorative objects throughout the ages and is readily found among antique collections. It is popular for its outstanding polished shine and is recognisable by its hallmarks and maker's marks, which contribute to the value of an item. Antique silver objects are very collectible, highly decorative and can help to reveal something of a bygone era.
Whether you appreciate the beauty of solid silver, or are a collector of hallmarks, there is a wide variety of solid silver objects available. Make your choice of solid silver by choosing the age of your antique, or pick from categories including cutlery, boxes, pocket watches and chains, cigarette boxes, bottles, cups and miniatures, among others.
Cutlery and Tableware
Antique silver spoons are a popular collector's item because they can make an attractive display and are easily available, having been used throughout history. Silver spoons come in all shapes, styles and sizes, from ladles to teaspoons and you can concentrate on collecting a particular type of spoon or choose the period you want your collection to represent.
In the Georgian era, between 1714 and 1830, silver was a popular metal of choice and items from this time would make a special gift and a symbol of status. Lookout for ornate tankards, snuff boxes, highly decorative punch bowls, large platters and eye-catching teapots.
Conjuring up images of the stars of silent cinema, silver cigarette cases are another appealing choice for the silver collector, or for those interested in the history of smoking. Silver cigarette cases were particularly popular in the 1920 and 1930s for their durability and can be found in the art deco style. If you prefer something more decorative then watch out for eye-catching ornate cases from the Victorian and Edwardian periods.