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Continuing our antique silver Christmas gifts countdown we present this attractive George II silver salver dated 1755 and made by silversmith Hugh Mills in London.

Historically silver salvers were used for carrying dishes of food, cups or glasses to the table and also for carrying mail or visiting cards to the master of the house. In royal households it was quite usual to taste drinks or food before serving them to royalty, landed gentry and their guests since there was a fear that someone may have poisoned them.

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For today's antique silver Christmas gifts countdown be present this beautiful George III silver tankard which is dated 1784 and made by John Kidder in London. Price: £975.00 (15% off if purchased before 20 December 2014).

An antique silver tankard makes great Christmas gift to give to someone really special who appreciates the finer things in life and values the significance of possessing something that has survived through the ages and can still be used today.

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For Christmas gifts this year Warners Antique Silver dealers are giving a 15% discount on all items purchased before 20th December and we will be featuring an item per day that we think would make an excellent, unusual gift that will be valued for years to come.

The first is a Britannia Standard silver wine ewer which is very heavy and in museum condition that doesn’t appear to have been used.  It is absolutely stunning and has no crests or monograms.

Hallmarks are clearly displayed, with the makers mark, lions head erased, Britannia Standard mark and date letter to the main body just beneath the lid. The makers mark, lions head erased and date letter are on the inside of the lid.

For more details click on this antique silver wine ewer link

Naturally as antique silver dealers and collectors we think that any antique silver acquisition is something to be treasured and most silver collectors would probably agree with us. But this George Fox silver wine ewer is unusual and in good condition. It could be a display piece or used practically for serving wine at a dinner or lunch party.

Do take the time to look through the various items in our online shop to find more antique silver treasures and if you want to take advantage of our 15% discount please email us with the code DEC14 at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Antique silver burglary in Blackheath

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Photographs recently released by Greenwich police show some unusual antique silver items that were stolen from a house in Blackheath. The police are hoping that they will get some help from antique silver dealers and members of the public in retrieving them.

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As antique silver dealers we occasionally come across pieces of silver, such as tankards, cups, silver tea caddies among many other items that are engraved with coats of arms or crests. Identification of these engravings can be time consuming but we thought our readers might be interested in the significance of heraldry. 

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We seem to have moved into an age of “ban everything” and whilst I am in favour of many things that should be banned including the killing of all elephants for their ivory tusks it seems that some madness is about to sweep America.

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