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Sterling Silver Value Guide

Sterling Silver Value Guide Our sterling silver value guide is essential if you want to learn more about your antiques. There is no doubt about the beauty of silver, but is it valuable? If you’ve inherited some or bought some, then you’re not alone. People all over want to know if their silver has value. …


Georg Jensen Flatware Patterns

At AC Silver we have been privileged in the past to have been able to include many pieces of Georg Jensen silverware, from brooches to mugs. If you are a regular reader of our blogs you may have noticed I have a minor obsession with spoons, which I am not afraid to admit – in …

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What is Silver Gilt?

Otherwise known as Vermeil (pronounced ver-may), the technique of silver gilding refers to objects which have a silver core but have been coated with a thin layer of gold foil to give the impression of solid gold. Many different techniques have been implemented over the centuries to achieve this effect and it has been utilised …

Impressive Makers Marks

Impressive Makers Marks

I have been employed with AC Silver almost six years and in that time I have seen a lot when it comes to antique silverware. Daily new pieces are brought into our inventory and it is still my privilege to observe the hallmarks and determine all the history of each and every piece. I have …

Paul Storr

Paul Storr Silver

Paul Storr is arguably the most famous and collectable silversmith of the nineteenth century. He is considered to be the most prominent silversmith of recent history, and at AC Silver we are fortunate to be able to offer our customers an exceptional collection of Paul Storr silver for sale. Storr was originally a member of …

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Mappin and Webb Silver

The History of Mappin & Webb Mappin & Webb are one of the most famous silversmiths that the UK has produced, with a long and intricate history spanning centuries. As with many successful silversmiths, Mappin & Webb have had many incarnations, and have taken over and been part of many other companies throughout their past. …

Stuart Devlin Silver

Better the ‘Stuart’ Devlin You Know

What is Your Favourite Stuart Devlin Design? Stuart Devlin is easily one of the most popular and talented goldsmiths and silversmiths working here within the United Kingdom. Many of his creations have become synonymous with 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s design. His drive to regularly adapt and devise new techniques to produce attractive textures has become …