Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Forks, knives, and spoons. Tablespoons, teaspoons, and butterknives. They do not have to be a set, or of the same pattern for me to scoop them up, and take them home. Mix-match luxury is a class act I can afford.
The only thing I know about French silvermarks is this:
If it is silver, on the backside of each piece, there is a stamp pressed at the base of the neck.
I know very little about silver. But it is of little importance to me. I buy antique silver that is inexpensive so I can use it everyday.
In France, the forks are set upside down when set on the table. That is why the pattern is often on the back side.
Usually, when I buy silver at the flea markets, they do not look silver. They are black with tarnish. Nothing, that elbow grease cannot take out.
Photo taken by Corey Amaro. 19th century French silverware would you like some?