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Vintage Silver Ice Tongs - The French Kitchen
Vintage Silver Ice Tongs - The French Kitchen
Vintage Silver Ice Tongs - The French Kitchen

Vintage Silver Ice Tongs


Vintage Silver Ice Tongs

  • Vintage. 
  • Approx. 5.25 - 6.5  long. 
  • Silver-plated. 
  • Collected from flea markets across the French countryside.  We'll choose a pretty one for you.  

Why you'll love it

Serving tongs like these beauties are the workhorse of your entertaining arsenal.  They're perfect for your bar or your cheese board.  Each one is unique and special, heavy silver.

About silver-plated flatware

Silver plated flatware refers to eating utensils, such as forks, spoons, and knives, that are coated with a thin layer of silver. It is a more affordable alternative to sterling silver flatware, which is made entirely of silver.

Here are some key points about silver plated flatware:

  1. Composition: Silver plated flatware is typically made of a base metal, such as brass or nickel silver, which is coated with a layer of silver through a process called electroplating. The silver layer is much thinner than the silver content in sterling silver flatware.

  2. Appearance: Silver plated flatware has a lustrous and shiny appearance, similar to sterling silver. The silver coating gives it a polished and elegant look, making it a popular choice for formal dining occasions.

  3. Durability: The base metal used in silver plated flatware provides strength and durability, while the silver layer enhances its resistance to corrosion and tarnishing. However, compared to sterling silver, silver plated flatware is less resistant to wear and may require more maintenance to keep its shine.

  4. Cost: Silver plated flatware is generally more affordable than sterling silver flatware since it contains a lower amount of silver. It offers a more accessible option for those who desire the look of silver but have a budget constraint.

  5. Usage: Silver plated flatware is suitable for everyday use as well as formal dining occasions. It adds an elegant touch to the table setting and can be paired with various styles of dinnerware and table décor.

  6. Collectibility: Some vintage or antique silver plated flatware sets hold value for collectors, particularly if they are from renowned manufacturers or feature intricate designs. Collectors appreciate the craftsmanship and historical significance of these pieces.

Overall, silver plated flatware provides a more affordable option for those seeking the aesthetic appeal of silver without the higher cost of sterling silver. It offers a stylish and timeless addition to the dining experience.

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