George Adams Sterling Silver Cutlery Set, ca. 1863
Appraised Value: $1,000 - $1,200 (2012)
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Appraisal Video: (1:00)
GUEST: My uncle bought it for his sister in London in 1953. She showed him a picture of one of the spoons out of a magazine, so he bought it for her and brought it back.
APPRAISER: When you think of Victorian silver, this is what you think of. This is a repoussè pattern, and it is from 1862-1863, London. This is called a serving shovel, which is not a very elegant term, but it's certainly an elegant piece. There are the grape shears, and there you have sugar sifters. And the nutcracker, and another serving piece. And these are examples of what your knives and forks and spoons looked like. The ones that are here I would put a value of approximately $1,000 to $1,200 on. But the entire set, the approximately 50 pieces at home, I would put a value on them of approximately $10,000. That would be a good auction price.
GUEST: That's great.
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