How can I source additions to my cutlery?
I'm missing a few pieces
from a set of Oneida
silver-plated cutlery that is more than
ten years old.
find items even if I don't have a pattern name?
MY, KENDAL, CUMBRIA
Search, cutlerysearch.com, does what
the china-matching services do for
china but for discontinued
and missing items of cutlery. It was set
up by Mary Crisp, an
antiques dealer who began as a
specialist in silver plate. She now holds thousands of items of cutlery
in stock, including Viners, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Arthur
Price, Old Hall, and of course, Oneida. Every stock pattern is
shown on the website so, even though you don't know
the name of the design, you
should be able to identify it there. Oneida silver plate
is priced at
£10 for a
knife; £8 for fork or dessert spoon, always
individual pieces. If you can't find the pattern,
take a close-up photograph and send
it to Cutlery Search,
Gwelfor, Llangain, Carmarthen SA33 SAT for
identification - this cannot
be done by description
over the telephone. Mary
Crisp only sources branded designs but will search for
items that she doesn't have
in stock. She also buys cutlery of course.
Saturday Times Supplement
1st March 2008
Times Magazine readers put their own domestic goddess
houseproud expert, Aggie MacKenzie.
While the washing-up was being done by
friends after a
party at my house, two fruit spoons in the
Rose' cutlery design went missing. I've
but to no avail. Can you advise on finding
Viners. the maker, tells me the design
is no longer produced, but
CutlerySearch specialises in matching discontinued
cutlery and has six of your spoons in stock, priced £4 each,
CutlerySearch specialises in silver
plate and stainless steel, mainly by Viners
and Oneida, but will search for other
too, if not in stock. There's no registration
fee. obligation to buy or limit you can ask
them to find anything from a teaspoon to a
full canteen, although the minimum charge
for p&p is £4. so order a few spares.
depend on availability/rarity, so they can't
quote until the item is sourced, but in
cases, it will be in good, used condition.