October 28, 2023

Sweet and sour? Hot and spicy?

Condiments and Cruets How do you like your food? Sweet and sour? Hot and spicy? Nowadays we think nothing about...

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August 2, 2022

Eliza Godfrey – a remarkable and resilient lady silversmith

A significant number of strong and powerful female silversmiths achieved successful careers during the 18th century, a time when women...

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June 9, 2022

If only the silver could talk!

Collecting English 17th Century silver is a marvellous way to gain insight into a fascinating period of history, a time...

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November 12, 2021

The Ultimate Status Symbol

The beautiful model sailing ship, known as a Nef (Neff), first came into use during the 13th century. Originating from...

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September 17, 2021

Chinoiserie Silver

Flat chased silver “in the Chinese taste” is a very satisfying collecting field and these delightful pieces of early silver...

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November 7, 2020

Business as Usual, Postage and Green Policy

Business as usual. While England is in lockdown we’ll still be selling, packing, and shipping. Our Internet business service will...

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May 26, 2020

Hunting Horns or Powder Flasks?

These fabulous hunting horns were quick to find two lovely new owners. We purchased this fine pair of silver mounted...

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June 28, 2019

A Qing Dynasty Mixed Metals Confection

One of the remarkable sides to dealing in antique silverware is the way in which these inanimate objects seem to...

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June 22, 2019

A Georgian Silver Flask

Imagine our delight when we received the following piece of research on the subject of a recently acquired item of...

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