The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Georgian by Towle

Georgian was introduced in 1889 and is still in production. It was originally called "Grecian", probably because of the Greek column design that is the base feature of the pattern. Roses are used throughout the pattern and a floral swag can be seen elegantly draped across the top of the column, as if in celebration. The detail in Georgian is unique and displayed on both sides of the handle.

(Individual Steak Knife 8 1/2 inches)

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(Butter Spreader 6 1/8 inches)

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(Lemon Fork 5 1/8 inches)

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(Teaspoon 5 6/8 inches)

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(Oyster Fork 6 inches)

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  1. "Georgian" has something for the fans of several eras--Victorian, aesthetic, art nouveau, and classical. It has proved very popular also as a silver plate pattern.

  2. To me this pattern shows strength with the column motif on the stem but has a feminine side shown by the floral bow that hangs below the terminal and other floral decorations. I agree it should appeal to many eras without offending any.

    1. Agree. This pattern defies being linked to any one era or motif. There's something there for everyone. It's one of the first place settings I chose when I began collecting.