Introduction to Chinese Export Silver
5 Great tips for taking care of your silver
"Chinese Export Silver" refers to the silver made in China, mostly from late 18th Century to mid 20th Century for the Western clientele.
When in late 18th Century the commercial exchanges between East and West started to flourish, the demand for fine Chinese products increased significantly.
Antique Silver Standards: Sterling Silver
Thanks to its durability and resistance, silver has been used for centuries to create luxury items as well as precious tableware and dining sets.
Nevertheless silver tends to turn dark when exposed to air and requires periodic care and polishing. Following a few simple tips, your silver will shine for years.
Antique Silver Standards: Sheffield Plate
Sterling silver is an alloy containing 92,5% pure silver and 7,5% of different metals (often nickel or copper) to give it strength and resistance.
Silver: Properties & Uses
Sheffield Plate was developed in the middle of the 18th century as a more affordable alternative to sterling silver. It consists of a thin layer of silver applied over a thick sheet of copper, then pressed and hammered until the two metals are fused together. Once fused, the plated sheet acts exactly like sterling silver and it’s ready to be molded and shaped by the silversmith.
Five Good Reasons To Invest In Antique Silver
Thanks to its many applications, in art, in our everyday life and ultimately in technology, the demand for silver will maintain its role as a precious metal and increase its value over time.
RITZ London Advert
Antique silver is a profitable long-term investment if done cautiously, with the support of an expert. If you are planning to expand your collection or starting a new one, we are here at your service.
Antiques Trade Gazette Front Page
The annual RITZ Must Visit Map of Mayfair is finally out and we're thrilled to be part of this exclusive group of retailers in the heart of Mayfair.
Home & Antiques - What to see at the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2017
Antiques Trade Gazette's featured an article about Lapada's best stand and object award, including one of our very own items.
LAPADA Fair - Best Stand & Object Winner - Silver
The Home & Antiques magazine team had a sneak preview of this year's LAPADA Fair and have selected a few favourites, among them a monumental Roman Inscription plaque from ArtAncient(stand 8), a stunning "The Tree of Life" necklace made by Salvador Dalí(!!!) - Didier (Stand A10) and our own Trompe L'oeil Solid Silver Tankard - (Stand C10).
Financial Times - Collecting Norwegian Enamel
We're really grateful to the LAPADA organisation and fair judges for this prestigious recognition.
Visit us at the LAPADA fair
The Financial Times has published a very useful introduction to collecting Norwegian enamel, featuring one of our items by renown Norwegian enamel maker David Andersen.
We're delighted to invite you to one of the most prestigious art and antiques fairs in the UK, The Lapada Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, London.