Sterling Silver Flatware for Dining Elegance (Hardcover)
In this richly illustrated book, Richard Osterberg provides a thorough look at the sterling silver utensils which have entranced collectors throughout the years. The perfect complement to the crisp linen, fine china, and elegant crystal of a well-set dining table, sterling silver flatware by many of the most renowned makers and in the loveliest of patterns is pictured here. While sterling silver patterns can be simple or elaborate, this book clearly states their beauty. From delicate berry spoons to poultry shears, bouillon ladles, and carving sets, individual place settings and serving pieces, each is organized in chapters to make matching your pieces an easy task. This is the essential guide to all of the flatware shapes and forms, from common to obscure, used during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. A newly updated price guide and helpful research charts are included for use with your own collection.
Richard Osterberg is a professor of education at California State University, Fresno. An avid collector, he has had an abiding love of sterling silver flatware since his own college days.