What is my silver tea set worth?

What is my silver tea set worth?

Based on age, maker, and the pieces included, value can be a wide range. A sterling set can start at $1,000, while a silver-plated set is much less- though the maker will matter. Services without a tray are less valuable, and those with additional pieces are of course more desirable.

Are silver plated tea sets worth anything?

Unfortunately, silver-plated items hold almost no monetary worth. There is not enough silver content to have melt down value and generally, these pieces do not retain their resale value. Begin with looking for the hallmarks or stamps on the item.

Is it safe to drink tea from silver plated teapot?

Some people think that silver is a heavy metal and worry about heavy metal poisoning. Is that genuinely safe for using a silver teapot? Absolutely Yes! After learning the silver teapot, you will find that it is safe, and even got some great benefits for the human body.

Is any silverplate valuable?

Since there is only a small amount of silver on each item, there is no melting value for silverplate. Pieces that are more decorative, rare, and in good condition might sell for more money. Silverplate value is more about the antique market than it is about the metal market.

Is Elkington plate real silver?

Elkington & Co. are one of the most important names in English silver and certainly the most important in silver plate.

How much is a silver spoon worth?

Silver Plated Spoons will normally sell from $1 to $15. Very few will exceed $15. If a spoon is NOT marked sterling or if it does not have legitimate European silver marks, it is MOST likely silver plated.

How do you identify a silver mark?

From left to right: maker’s mark =symbol of silversmith or company; assay mark=symbol of the city in which silver content was tested, leopard head shown is London; standard mark=lion passant (looking forward) certified that silver content was 925/1000. A fifth mark, not shown, is a profile of the ruling king or queen.

How to determine the value of a tea set?

Check that the teapot lid fits onto the base; if it doesn’t, it may be a mismatch. Antiques often have a little bit of natural wear through age and use. Antiques will have the highest value, but items in poor condition won’t sell as well as more pristine samples. Sets with more pieces often command higher prices.

How tall is an Elkington silver tea strainer?

The tea strainer measures 1.5″ (4cm) tall, 4.5″ (12cm) across and weighs 2.7 troy ounces. Hallmarked in Birmingham, 1947 by Elkington & Co., this lovely Sterling Silver 3 Piece Condiment Set is typically Art Deco in style, with angular, octagonal shaping. The blue glass lined salt is 2″ (5cm) high, with a diameter of 2″ (5cm).

How tall are the Elkington and co silver vases?

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1899 by Elkington & Co., this pretty pair of Antique, Late Victorian, Sterling Silver Vases have a tapered, fluted floral shape, with wavy rims and knops above the pedestal bases. Each vase is 5.5″ (14cm) tall and 2.5″ (7cm) in diameter and, together, the pair weigh 7.6 troy ounces.

What makes a sterling silver tea set valuable?

A tea set’s value depends on its condition, country of origin, age, manufacturer and style. A tea set is, at minimum, made up of a teapot, a cream jug and a sugar bowl, although some sets have up to nine pieces. Antique sterling-silver tea sets are considered the most valuable; however,…

The tea strainer measures 1.5″ (4cm) tall, 4.5″ (12cm) across and weighs 2.7 troy ounces. Hallmarked in Birmingham, 1947 by Elkington & Co., this lovely Sterling Silver 3 Piece Condiment Set is typically Art Deco in style, with angular, octagonal shaping. The blue glass lined salt is 2″ (5cm) high, with a diameter of 2″ (5cm).

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1899 by Elkington & Co., this pretty pair of Antique, Late Victorian, Sterling Silver Vases have a tapered, fluted floral shape, with wavy rims and knops above the pedestal bases. Each vase is 5.5″ (14cm) tall and 2.5″ (7cm) in diameter and, together, the pair weigh 7.6 troy ounces.

Is it possible to sell an antique silver tea set?

If you’re considering selling your antique silver tea set, we would be happy to offer our expert service and advice. As an full antique buyer service and professional silver dealers we can give you an evaluation of your antique silver tea set without any cost or obligation.

Check that the teapot lid fits onto the base; if it doesn’t, it may be a mismatch. Antiques often have a little bit of natural wear through age and use. Antiques will have the highest value, but items in poor condition won’t sell as well as more pristine samples. Sets with more pieces often command higher prices.

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