Welcome to:
A comprehensive guide to American sterling silver flatware.
Utensils - Place and serving piece history and identification
Souvenir Flatware in the U.S. - How the souvenir spoon craze began
Silversmiths Directory & Sterling Marks - An A to Z index of over 3500 manufacturers and silversmiths
Resources - Where to buy, silver repair, education, refiners, silversmiths, manufacturers, etc.
Glossary - An A to Z index of silver and tableware terminology plus other interesting things made in silver
Sterling, Coin Silver, Silverplate, and White Metal - A quick guide to help you determine what you have
Baltimore Assay Marks - A look at when silver was hallmarked in the U.S.
Vintage Catalog Pages - More information to help you identify your pattern or piece of flatware
Pictorial Marks - A photo guide for those hard-to-identify silversmiths and manufacturers
We are actively seeking vintage silver flatware catalogs.
If you have an old catalog to sell or share, please let us know.
We would like to extend an extra special "thank you" to Angela and Phil Dreis
at
Antique Cupboard for their generosity in sharing their research material with us.