Tag Archives: Sterling Silver

“Antique of the Week”: Pickle Castors

Pickle castors and tongs were probably first used on Victorian tables.  The attendant tongs were always available for retrieving the pickle.  These castors usually consisted of a silver plate frame and tongs or a fork with glass inserts and were … Continue reading

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“Antique of the Week”: Fish Cutlery

 For a garden luncheon in May or October, nothing is lighter and more healthy than a nice piece of fish.  Serving fish with a beautiful antique fish cutlery set makes for a very collected tabletop! In a perfect world, you … Continue reading

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“Antique of the Week”: Asparagus Tongs

This week in our “Antique of the Week” series, we will continue in the delicious world of asparagus with asparagus servers. This exquisite asparagus tong is by the noted French silversmith Emile Puiforcat.  It has beautiful flowers chased on the … Continue reading

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Proper Storage of Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is gleaming and beautiful until tarnish sets in.  Avoid frequent polishings by storing your sterling properly.  Here are my 4 suggestions: 1. Silver cloth wraps are tarnish-resistant and are very reasonably priced. 2. New, airtight silver chests.  Older … Continue reading

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Chantilly by Gorham

  I’ve been showing you Buttercup by Gorham in recent days here on the blog.  I often mix Buttercup with the Chantilly pattern by Gorham. The Chantilly pattern is a clean and elegant pattern first introduced in 1950. The detail … Continue reading

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