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What is antique sterling silver?

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What is antique sterling silver?
Sterling silver is an alloyed form of silver, and is made up of 92.5% fine silver and 7.5% copper. An antique sterling silver item will have the same silver content and will be over 100 years old. Shop a collection of expertly vetted antique sterling silver from some of the worlds top sellers on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
Estate Sterling Silver 19th Century Serving Pieces, mixed group of 5
By Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A mixed group of five, estate American sterling silver serving pieces, all dating to the mid-late 19th Century. Long Handled Spreader – bright-cut engraving. Bailey & Company. 8 in...
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Antique Late 19th Century American American Classical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Bailey & Co. Estate Sterling Silver Hand Made Ladle, circa 1850
By Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Sterling Silver ladle, hand made by Bailey & Co., Philadelphia, circa 1850. Bailey & Company, a forerunner to the famed silversmiths, Bailey, Banks & Biddle, operated in Philadelp...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American American Classical Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

American Edwardian Sterling Silver Porringer with Circus Animals
By Bailey, Banks & Biddle, William B. Kerr & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Edwardian sterling silver porringer with circus motif. Made by William B. Kerr in Newark, ca 1910. Upward tapering sides and molded rim. Solid and waisted handle. Acid-etched process...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Basket
By Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Located in Brooklyn, NY
We are delighted to offer you this sterling silver basket with a cobalt blue liner. An elaborate pattern of clustered fruit and flowers decorate the sides of the basket. The cobalt g...
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Vintage 1910s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Bailey & Co. Sterling Silver Salver/ Raised Dish from 1850s
By Bailey, Banks & Biddle
Located in New York, NY
Bailey & Co., sterling silver salver or dish standing on 4 legs, from the early 1850s, with delicate, engraved motifs adorning the dish. It measures 14'' in length by 10 1/2'' in width by 1 1/8'' in height, weighs 29.9 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks and engraved inscriptions as shown. Bailey & Kitchen, as it was originally known, was founded in Philadelphia in 1832, by Joseph Trowbridge Bailey (1806-1854) and Andrew B. Kitchen (died 1850). The partnership was dissolved in November 1846. It was reformed with new partners as Bailey & Co. in 1841, and on March 1, 1878, again re-established as Bailey Banks & Biddle. After 1870, they resold silver from a variety of manufacturers. At the turn of the century, Bailey Banks & Biddle was commissioned by the U.S. government to update the Great Seal of the...
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Antique 1850s American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Antique Gorham Sterling Silver 3-Piece Mother Goose Baby Set
By Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
Turn-of-the-century Edwardian sterling silver baby set. Made by Gorham in Providence. This set comprises cup, bowl, and plate. Cup has scroll bracket handle, raised and stepped foot, and gilt interior. Bowl has same foot. Plate has deep well. Acid-etched scenes depicting scenes from Mother Goose, including Old King Cole being presented with his Bowl, Little Bo Peep...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

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