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The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians hammered silver into the shape of bowls, because for the most part silver bowls were easier to eat from than any kind of plate or dish. Sterling antique silver bowls were created from the 17th Century to the present time.
A sheet of silver was offered hammered into shape using the stump of a tree. The silversmith would first hammer around the edge and then work inwards towards the centre by hammering in concentric circles. In order to create stability the bowl was generally left thicker on the base and had slightly thinner sides.
click here for more details on this magnificent Victorian silver sugar bowl made by Robert Hennell, London 1843. This is one of several examples of Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian silver bowls on the Warners Antique Silver website.
The smaller pepper and mustard would be about the same size, although the mustard would be "blind" and not pierced in the same way as the pepper caster.
Antique silver sugar casters with baluster form are typical of the late eighteenth century.
Click here for details of this stunning Victorian silver sugar caster by Thomas Bradbury, London 1897
Click here to view this stunning pair of antique silver salvers. Many more are displayed on the Warners Antique Silver Dealers website.
The word salver is derived from the Spanish salva (testing food or drink for the presence of poison), the French salve ( meaning a tray used fror presenting articles to Royalty) and from Latin salvare meaning to save or preserve. When you put all that together, a salver is a beautiful silver tray without handles!
When thinking of buying a salver, a collector might find some difficulty in distinguishing between a salver and a waiter and the following might be of interest:
In general terms, a salver is a tray without handles,and if the diameter of the piece is under 7 inches (18 cm), it might alternatively be described as a waiter;
In the realms of antique silver, "salver" is the correct terminology whether referring to waiter or salver.
A silver salver had many different uses in Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian times. The butler might present the morning's letters or a visiting card on an antique silver salver . In the latter case the salver is more likely to have been a silver waiter . A larger silver salver would have been used for serving food or drink.
Silver salvers look magnificent on any sideboard in the dining room or as an antique silver ornament on any table in the house
We are online silver dealers and you can purchase any piece either directly off the website or by giving me a call on 07979761819. Don't forget that those beautiful silver birthday presents or silver Christening gifts can all be purchased here
Click here for details of this gorgeous antique silver teapot by one of the greatest silversmiths of the nineteenth century. His pieces can be found in the finest palaces and stately homes in Europe and throughout the world!
Paul Storr was the favourite silversmith of both George 111 and George 1V.
It was Storr's association with Philip Rundell of the outstanding silver firm of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell that bought his talents to prominence. Storr was the most brilliant silversmith of his time, and it was that supreme competence which attracted Rundell's firm. He worked for the firm from 1807 to 1819, but eventually set up on his own as he felt that his flair was not being expressed in the way he wished.
After working alone for a short period, Paul Storr realised that he needed a retail outlet and in 1822 teamed up with John Mortimer at an establishment in New Bond Street.
You can see many more examples of Georgian antique silver on this website. As antique silver dealers we keep Edwardian silver, Victorian antique silver as well as William 1V silver. You can buy silver online with Warners Antique Silver Dealers by following the simple purchasing procedure.
If there is any doubt, then give me a call on 07979761819.
Buying a special gift for a twenty first birthday can often be difficult. Well, look no further than Warners Antique Silver, where finding a timeless piece of silver could not be easier.
As I often say, it doesn't have to be too expensive! Take a look at this lovely William 1V silver mug, full details of which can be found by clicking here.
Using the Warners Antique Silver website you can buy silver online. We are purely online silver dealers and by exploring our website you will notice not just William 1V silver, but Georgian antique silver, Victorian silver, as well as Edwardian antique silver. We have even included a few modern pieces of silver!
We are here to help with any purchase of antique silver you may wish to make. If further details are required you can contact us on 07979761819.
Our antique silver collection changes from day to day, and if there is any item not shown on our antique silver website, we can do our best to find that special item for you. Just give us a call!
We specialise in selling antique silver, and there can be no finer gift!
Silver christening gifts will literally last a life time and will be treasured by anyone fortunate enough to receive such a valuable piece of history
This beautiful silver christening mug (Click here) is one of several on the Warners Antique Silver Dealers website.
There is no greater pleasure than, when dealing in antique silver, a client makes a purchase for a Christening or birthday in the knowledge that the antique silver will bring many years of pleasure.
Silver Christening gifts and silver birthday presents do not have to be too expensive. The silver displayed on my website is primarily from the Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian eras, with tastes to suit all pockets, whether you are just being generous or perhaps a collector of fine antique silver yourself.