Dorm Silverplate Flatware Steampunk Vintage $100 No 2 Alike For Sale
Silver was used to plate at least 20 million sets of flatware during the age of Steam. Bacteria are steampunkt by silver(it is a contact bactericide). More reflective than gold, and a the best conductor of electricity, silver is used in every electronic device in tiny amounts, in solar cells and in burn ointment. These Vintage pieces are all survivors, being more than 50 years old. Some may have tiny amounts of plate loss, scratches, and other imperfections. They have not been polished, and I do not advise polishing them...they will gradually acquire personality as you use and wash them. They do fine in a dishwasher(OK,OK yes they look gorgeous if you polish them). Silverplated objects came to be shortly after 1842, when Volta made the first battery cells. By 1847 Rogers Brothers was established to silverplate eating utensils. A veritable explosion of artistic creative effort was launched and by 1880 or so America led the world by far in design and production of gorgeously reflective silverplated flatware, table utensils, and dresser sets. Steam powered locomotives and riverboats transported the well-to-do to resorts where a table setting might include an oyster fork, a chocolate spoon, and a bouillon spoon all in the same lovely pattern...surrounding fine china and linen napkins. Presentation pieces were designed for serving foods from Asparagus to Tomatoes. Fragments of these sets survive and we have added a bonus piece to your purchase. Silver was the coin of the realm in the age of steam, and many a game of Poker was settled in silver. The more genteel game of Bridge(Whist) was usually not a subject of bets. This set has 24 different patterns. No two alike. Many are still collectable and available. 5 Knives, 5 Forks, 5 Salad Forks, 5 Teaspoons(plus 2 teaspoons with monograms), One small serving spoon and a mystery bonus piece. Strike this off your Freshman College Silverware Checklist.----- The Queen of Spades .
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Dorm Silverplate Flatware Steampunk Vintage $100 No 2 Alike: $65