In today's world Georgian Silver is of quite a high value in both monetary terms and in the sense of collect ability. There are two simple reasons for this and they are age and quantity. Georgian Silver is now old and as such demands quite a premium over that of Victorian Silver. Silver from the George III period makes up most of the Georgian Silver scene, this is because the George III rein was so long. Silver from the George II period is far higher priced because it's both older and from a rein that was much smaller. George I silver is even more highly sought after but is now becoming quite rare indeed.
Nice pieces of Georgian silver can be picked up for reasonable prices, they will no doubt be from the George III period. If you are looking for silver from the George II period or even from the George I period then finding pieces that are reasonably priced is far harder.
Working as an antique silver dealer I hear many people talk about how they love Georgian Silver. Why is this? Well, there are a number of reasons.
The style of Georgian silver was extremely elegant. It didn't over use decoration, it simply made the most of this beautiful material.
See the images below for typical examples of Georgian silver.
The image above is of a typical Georgian silver coffee pot. See how the style is very simple with the actual material being shown off. Plain and elegant are words that are commonly used to describe Georgian Silver. This is a very nice piece by a maker called Thomas Gilpin, very sought after indeed.
This Georgian silver cream jug is simple and elegant, very typical Georgian attributes.
Again, this is Georgian silver at it's best. Lots of plain silver on show.
This is a wonderful piece that demonstrates that Georgian silver can also have interesting bits here and there. Just look at the finial on this Georgian silver tea pot.
Above you can see a typical set of Georgian silver hallmarks. The Georgian silver duty mark is on the right.
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