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Shop antique English silver, antique silverware and sterling silver from one of the UK's premier furniture dealers. This category of our website…

Shop antique English silver, antique silverware and sterling silver from one of the UK's premier furniture dealers. This category of our website is an important one and is very special to us. Items of superb craftsmanship made from sterling silver and silver plate feature prominently on our website and in our physical showroom which is located in north London, UK and which has many antique silver items on show at any one time and is well worth a visit.

Antique Silverware From Many Periods

We specialise in antique English silver and silver plate items from many different periods English history, such as the George III, Edwardian, Victorian and Art Deco periods. We feature products from leading and highly sought after makers, for example we usually have in stock antique sterling silver tea sets, pots, dishes and many other items of antique silverware from renowned English silversmiths such as Paul Storr and Hester Bateman.

Silverware also makes a lovely gift, so browse our range of antique silver and silver plated photo frames, clocks, letter openers, bookmarks, key rings, and other smaller silver items to find that perfect present.

Antique Silver Claret Jugs, Ewers & Flagons

Why not give your drinks cabinet a bit of flair by adding a sterling silver claret jug, ewer or flagon from one of the many famous English silversmiths that we feature which include William Hutton, Walker & Hall, John & Edward Barnard and many more?

Antique Silver Candlesticks

Antique Candlesticks are another popular item frequently made from sterling silver and carrying relevant hallmarks for the year of manufacture as well as the maker’s mark.

Antique Silver Tea & Coffee Sets

Often available with their original wooden storage boxes, we almost always have a good selection of tea and coffee sets available in sterling silver or silver plate from well known makers such as Martin Hall.

If you are looking for top quality antique silverware take some time to check out the products listed under this category and study the extensive galleries of photographs that we supply

If you see an antique silver item for sale and would like to see it in person then a visit to our north London showroom is a must. But if you cannot visit and collect the item you want in person, please rest assured that our specialist teams will pack it carefully and ship it to almost any destination worldwide.

We would however ask you to obtain a shipping quotation before making a purchase, quoting the unique reference number on the item’s description page. If you are located in the UK mainland you will be pleased to discover that we can ship your purchases to you free of charge.

Our large North London showroom is open to the public for viewing every weekday between 10am and 5pm and if weekdays are a problem for you then please also be aware that we open occasionally on Saturdays so that you can see the antique silver items you are interested in. Please see the homepage of this website for our current opening hours, including up-to-date Saturday opening arrangements as we do not open on Saturday every week.

You don’t need an appointment to come and view our range of antique silver or other items but if you need to speak to one of our in house experts then it is worth calling in advance to make sure that there is someone on hand to answer your questions and help you when you make your visit.

Our north London showrooms are very easy to find and are conveniently located close to public transport links, including Manor House tube station, which is on the Piccadilly Line and which is just a stone’s throw away from us. You will often find many examples of silverware, sterling silver and silver plate but if you are travelling to see a particular item please call first to make sure that it is still available for viewing as we would not want you to make a wasted journey.

If you cannot visit the showroom and you have questions about any of our silver items or any of our other antique and collectable pieces then you are always welcome to contact us by telephone or email using the contact details found at the top of every product description page.

Please also be sure to quote the unique item reference number when contacting us in order to avoid confusion as we stock many items that are similar and could be mistaken for one another.

Please also be sure to check our notes as to the condition and dimensions of the item you wish to buy before purchasing to ensure that it meets with your expectations and that it will fit into the space you have in mind for it.

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Ref: 09793
Antique English William IV Silver Tea Set Edward Bernard & Sons London 1833

Antique English William IV Silver Tea Set Edward Bernard & Sons London 1833

This is a rare and exquisite English William IV antique sterling silver three-piece tea set with full hallmarks for London 1833 and the makers' mark of the highly sought after silversmiths Edward, Edward junior, John & William Barnard.   This wonderful antique silver set comprises a teapot, a cream jug, and a sugar pot. They are of a very charming lobed melon shape and are stunningly embossed with very decorative leaves and berries. The borders and handles have exquisitely embossed foliate and floral decoration and the teapot features a splendid floral finial.   All three pieces stand on gorgeous scroll feet.    There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make this antique sterling silver tea set a treasured piece by any discerning collector. Condition: In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. As antique items, the pieces show signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the pieces display beautifully.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 16 x Width 28 x Depth 18 - Teapot

Height 13 x Width 12 x Depth 16 - Saucer

Height 12 x Width 22 x Depth 16 - Sugar pot

Weight 50 troy oz

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 7 inches - Teapot

Height 5 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 6 inches - Saucer

Height 5 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches - Sugar pot

Weight 1.56 kg

Ref: 07147
Antique English Regency Sterling Silver Four Bottle Cruet Paul Storr 1820 19th C

Antique English Regency Sterling Silver Four Bottle Cruet Paul Storr 1820 19th C

A rare, complete George III antique silver cruet set from Paul Storr, the world-renowned artisan silversmith. The set comprises a beautifully decorative silver cruet stand holding four exquisite condiment bottles traditionally for chili, soy, cayenne and ketchup. The antique silver cruet stand has gadrooned edging, embellished at the corners with leaf and shell motifs. While the ring holder echoes this detailing, it also features two symmetrical fish, their mouths open to a stream of silver water pouring from a shell which crests the ring’s apex. The bottle-holders are adorned with four silver lions, and we see the lion’s splayed paws as the feet of the stand. This rare and therefore highly desirable Regency silver cruet set by Paul Storr carries the hallmarks for London 1820 and is cleared marked with ‘PS’, the mark of Paul Storr (for more on Paul Storr, see below). This four bottle antique cruet set was produced at the end of the reign of King George III (1760–1820) who was succeeded by his eldest son, King George IV (1820–1830). In excellent condition, the hallmarks on this silver condiment set are clear and there are no signs of repair or any dings or dents to the silverwork, as shown by the photographs above. More About Paul Storr Paul Storr (London, 1770–1844) became one of the most lauded silversmiths and goldsmiths of his era. His exquisite pieces were bought by the royal family and others of high social standing, and today, his silverwork can be found in royal palaces, stately homes and museums not just in the United Kingdom, but across the world. This desirable George III antique silver cruet was produced in 1820, when Storr had left the silversmiths and goldsmiths Rundell, Bridge and Rundell in the City of London and was enjoying a period of independence and artistic freedom. At this time, Storr was established as a craftsman of exceptional talent and patronage. In 1822 he partnered with John Mortimer in a new venture, Storr and Mortimer; he continued with Mortimer until his retirement in 1838. To View this Paul Storr Antique Silver Four Bottle Cruet Set To discover more about this rare Paul Storr antique silver four bottle cruet set, we recommend that if at all possible you inspect it in person by visiting our North London showroom. Here you can see this Regency Cruet Set at close quarters, and also see other pieces in our extensive collection. Before you make plans to visit our showroom, do call in advance (the number is given above) so we can ensure that this 1820 Paul Storr George III silver cruet set is still available and has not been reserved or sold. When you call, please have ready the reference number for this item to hand, which is shown above, so we can check that this antique silver Regency Cruet Set is still for sale. Regent Antiques – Showroom Opening Hours The Regent Antiques showroom, which is located in North London, is open from Monday through to Friday 10am – 5pm, so please feel free to inspect this Paul Storr antique silver cruet set during these regular opening hours. We do open on certain Saturdays, but do phone us in advance if you intend visiting on a Saturday to check that we will be open. We do not want you to be disappointed. If You Would Like More Information To find out more about this beautiful antique silver cruet set by Paul Storr and to ask any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our in-house antiques experts on the phone number shown above. When getting in touch with us please tell us the item number of the piece you are interested in, shown above, so we can easily respond to your enquiry. Shipping, Delivery and Returns This Paul Storr antique silver four bottle cruet set needs expert, professional packing and transportation so that you receive it in the original condition in which it has left our warehouse. We can arrange for the delivery of this George III silver cruet set to almost anywhere in the world and we will be happy to arrange the packing of this item for you, but please do ask us for a shipping quotation before you purchase this antique silver cruet set so that we can meet your exact delivery needs. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. If you are not satisfied with the Paul Storr antique silver four bottle cruet set you have ordered, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You are responsible for the return shipping costs for this Regency antique silver cruet set unless we have inaccurately outlined the item in some material way and you do not receive the antique cruet set as described. It is your responsibility to return the item to us in its original packaging and condition. You are also accountable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this Paul Storr George III Cruet Set.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 19 x Width 14 x Depth 14 & Weight 15 troy oz - Weight of frame

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 5 inches & Weight 0.47 kg - Weight of frame

Ref: 05643
Antique Silver Gilt Chalice Cup by Paul de Lamerie 1745 18th C

Antique Silver Gilt Chalice Cup by Paul de Lamerie 1745 18th C

This exquisite antique silver gilt chalice cup bears the makers mark of the renowned silversmith Paul de Lamerie and hallmarks for London 1745. This George II antique silver chalice has a domed foot and the tall stem with plain beaded knop rises to the bowl which is divided by a wide band. Bearing the mark P.L. in script under a crown over a pellet, this mark was first entered in 1739. The restrained form shown by this wonderful antique silver chalice illustrates that Paul de Lamerie, at the end of his working life, reverted to simple designs, in this case very similar to his earliest chalice for Milton Cleveden. This antique silver gilt chalice cup is in excellent condition with the makers mark showing some signs of rubbing. More About Paul de Lamerie (1688 - 1751) The Victoria and Albert Museum describes Paul de Lamerie as the ‘greatest silversmith working in England in the 18th century’. De Lamerie was born in Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands and was the son of a minor French nobleman. His Huguenot parents left France following the Edict of Fontainebleau in 1685 and his father became an officer in the army of William III of Orange and subsequently moved to London in 1689 during the Glorious Revolution. De Lamerie became an apprentice to a goldsmith of Huguenot origin in 1703 and eventually opened his own workshop in 1713 and became goldsmith to George I in 1716. He worked in partnership with Ellis Gamble who had formerly been the apprentice master of William Hogarth between 1723 and 1728. De Lamerie’s early work was in simple Queen Anne styles following classical French models, but from about 1730 he became noted for his elaborate Rococo style, particularly for the richly-decorated works of an unidentified craftsman, the Maynard Master. He clientele included the Tsarinas Anna and Catherine, Count Aleksey Bobrinsky, Sir Robert Walpole, the Earl of Ilchester, The Earl of Thanet, Viscount Tyrconnel, the Duke of Bedford and other members of the English upper classes. He also did work for John V of Portugal which included a huge silver bathtub lost in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. To View This Antique Silver Chalice in Person We recommend that you personally inspect any object you are considering making an investment in if you can. With that in mind we invite you to our north London showroom to inspect this antique silver gilt chalice in person. Whilst you are in the showroom you can take the opportunity to look at our other pieces of antique tableware, silverware, cutlery and other sterling silver pieces. However we suggest that if you do plan to make a trip expressly to view this antique silver chalice please get in touch with us ahead of your visit to confirm that it is still on the market as the item may have already have been sold. Please quote the article's unique reference number, as shown above, when communicating with us so that we understand which of our many items you are talking about. Regent Antiques – London Showroom Opening Hours You are invited to stop by our north London showroom which is open to the public on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm for you to view and check this antique silver gilt chalice. We open sporadically on Saturdays so do check before making a trip on a Saturday as we do not open every week and would not want you to have a wasted journey. If You Would Like More Details To find out more pertaining to this antique silver gilt chalice and to ask any questions that you may have about this or any other product we are offering for purchase, please get in touch and talk to our resident antiques experts by calling the number as shown above or by email if you rather. When getting in touch with us please be ready to quote the item reference, also shown above, so we can be sure about which product you are contemplating buying. Shipping, Delivery and Returns This is a very unusual and collectible product and we want it to make it to you in the exact same, exceptional state that it leaves us. It needs professional packing and shipping in order to be safely delivered to its final destination. We can send this antique silver chalice to almost any destination around the world and we will of course organize the packing for you. However, before buying, please contact us for a shipping estimate so that we can understand and deal with your requirements. We deliver free of charge to any mainland UK destination. If you are not happy with this item, we provide a 14-day money back guarantee in conformity with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return transportation costs for this antique silver gilt chalice unless we have improperly explained it in some way and you do not receive the item as defined. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 26.5 x Width 13 x Depth 11.5 & Weight 23 troy oz

Dimensions in inches:

Height 10 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 4 inches & Weight 0.72 kg

Ref: 09472
Antique Regency Old Sheffield Silver Plated Tray C 1820 with Cavendo Tutus Crest

Antique Regency Old Sheffield Silver Plated Tray C 1820 with Cavendo Tutus Crest

This is a magnificent and very large antique Regency English Old Sheffield silver plated tray, circa 1820 in date. This Old Sheffield tray is of rectangular shape and features a deep-set border which is richly decorated with exquisite scalloped shells, acanthus leaves and c scrolls, typical of the Regency period. The tray has two elegant and large handles, one to each end, with matching acanthus leaves and c scrolls decoration. The body of the tray is finely chased with floral and foliate decoration against a textured background. The centre of the tray has a family crest and the Latin motto: 'Cavendo Tutus' which translates as "Look before you leap", this motto belonged to Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke of Devonshire. I have had the crest researched:   The Marital Arms of Cruikshank and Purrier    The armorial bearings as engraved upon this Regency Old Sheffield Plate TwoHandled Tray dating to circa 1820 are those of the family of Cruikshank impaling Purrier.  These armorial bearings denote the marshalling of a marital coat showing on the dexter (the heraldic right on the left as you view the piece) the arms of the husband and on the sinister (the heraldic left on the right as you view it) the arms of the wife.  They may be blazoned as follows:    Arms:    (on the dexter) Argent three boars’ heads couped sable within a bordure engrailed of the second  (for Cruikshank)     (on the sinister) Argent a chevron vert between in chief two pears of the last and in base on a mount a pear tree proper fructed or a chief ermines (for Purrier)    Crest: A dexter hand in armour grasping a dagger in pale proper (for Cruikshank)    Motto: Cavendo tutus [Safe by being cautious] (for Cruikshank)       These armorial bearings undoubtedly commemorate the marriage of Patrick Cruikshank of Glenskinno in the County of Forfar and of Richmond in the West Indies1 (born 17th March 1800 died 1875) and Charlotte Maria Purrier (baptised 26th April 1806 died 1886).  Patrick and Charlotte were married on the 16th February 1832 at the Parish Church of St Marylebone, Marylebone in the County of Middlesex.2  Patrick was the eldest son of James Cruikshank of Langley Park in the County of Forfar and his wife, Margaret Helen Gerard, the daughter of The Reverend Alex Gerard, DD, of King’s College, Aberdeen; whilst Charlotte was the daughter of John Vincent Purrier, of Kingston upon Thames in the County of Surrey3 and his wife, Charlotte Maria Thomas.         The beauty, quality and craftsmanship of this tray, make it truly second to none. Condition: In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair and only minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 5 x Width 72 x Depth 49

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches

Ref: 01360
Superb English Silver Plated Lazy Susan Serving Tray

Superb English Silver Plated Lazy Susan Serving Tray

Made from silver on copper, this Lazy Susan silver tray is designed to placed in the middle of a table and rotates so that diners can easily serve themselves. This silver plated tray features a lidded tureen dish in the centre surrounded by four lidded entree dishes and a pair of salts and a pair of pepper shakers. This Lazy Susan silver tray has four silver and wood handles enabling rotation and has wonderful twisted beading lending it Victorian elegance and charm. This delightful ensemble is sure to add a touch of class to any dining experience. This wonderful Lazy Susan silver tray is offered for sale in excellent condition as can clearly be seen from the images. Please take a few moments to acquaint yourself with the images in our gallery to see this for yourself and to satisfy yourself as to the quality of this piece. See more silver items here. Visit our Showroom To View This Lazy Susan Silver Tray It's a really good idea to view fine silver items in person so with this in mind please try to visit our North London salesroom to look at and look over this silver plated tray, alongside our large number of other silver pieces that we have available. If you plan to make a special journey to see this product, please contact us first to determine that this Lazy Susan silver tray is still available and has not been sold. Remember be sure to give us the item reference number shown above when getting in contact so we can identify which of our numerous silver items you are talking about. Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours: Our London display room is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to see this silver plated tray. We also open sometimes on Saturdays – but kindly call beforehand ahead of making the journey on a Saturday as we do not want you to be disappointed. To Get More Information To ascertain more about this Lazy Susan silver tray and to get advice about any queries you might have, kindly ring our in-house antiques consultants on the phone number provided above. When contacting us please state the item number, listed above, so we know which silver object you would like to discuss. Transport, Delivery and Returns You are looking at fine pieces of handcrafted silver. They will require experienced packing and shipping so that they reaches your location securely and safely. We can deliver this silver plated tray to almost any destination around the globe and we will be delighted to handle the packing for you, but please do call or email for a transportation estimate first, before purchasing this Lazy Susan silver tray so that we can fully meet your delivery preferences. We ship totally free of charge to any mainland UK location. If you are not happy with this silver plated tray, we offer a 14-day money back pledge in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be accountable for the return transportation fees for this silver plated tray, unless we have wrongly explained the item in some material way and you do not obtain the piece as described. You must return all the items in their original packing and state. You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this Lazy Susan silver tray. Some Guidelines on Shopping For Antique, Vintage and Second-Hand Silver Selecting antique and second-hand silver is a enormous subject which encompasses craftsmanship by some of the finest master goldsmiths who were world renowned designers in their own right down to the most utilitarian and ordinary of machine-made ordinary domestic products. In considering buying this silver plated tray we are pleased to offer a few guidelines that could help you make your mind up on just what is most useful for you. Highly cherished for hundreds and hundreds of years, silver has distinct properties that have made it both enchanting and collectible and as a consequence people have amassed and made use of it in an assortment of different forms. There is a large volume of antique, vintage and second-hand silver available on the market today. So how do you know what to pick out? The principal rule of thumb is that one should spend money on what you actually like. Give some focus to the reasons why you like this silver plated tray and if it appeals to your artistic sense then why wait? Professionals always say that you should go after the very best you can afford, and this does not inevitably mean the earliest or indeed the largest. Do make the effort to discover the makers and the designs that charm you and it will help you identify the direction you need to go to build up a splendid silver collection. If you take pleasure in a particular piece of silver such as this silver plated tray you will want to display it to friends and family and your pleasure will translate to them too. A key question is the condition of a silver item and how much restoration work has occurred. When selecting silver antiques that are over 200 years old they will probably have what is called a 'patina' which is a combination of the colour and the wear. You cannot expect an old silver piece to appear as if it just came from the workshop - if it actually does then it has potentially been heavily restored which is not ideal for an item of antique silver. Don't forget that in the silver antiques world a small amount of restoration is appropriate where a small ding or dent may be carefully eliminated. But be mindful of over plating, lead or silver solder, repaired seams, holes, erased inscriptions, patches and later enhancements or decorations. All of these are unacceptable for a piece of great antique silver. The good news is that here at Regent Antiques we are vigilant and offer only the finest unblemished silver pieces and where things like re-plating has taken place we will tell you. We always supply ample snapshots of our silver products so you can see fully what condition they are in. Do take a few seconds to look at the photos for this silver plated tray to assure yourself of its condition. If you have any issues about it you are always very welcome to call or email us. We will be delighted to put your mind at rest about the condition of this silver plated tray. Bear in mind that silver tarnishes and you will have to look after it by polishing it relatively frequently. It's a wise course of action to clean it with a long term polish and then then try to display it in a relatively airtight cupboard if you can. This will keep it gleaming for the longest possible time. If you look after it well this silver plated tray will basically last forever.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 36 x Width 66 x Depth 60 & Weight 18 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet & Weight 39.7 lbs


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