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silvertulipe
Apr 15, 2007, 11:29 AM
I bought some silver plate cutlery in the South of England a few years ago and would like to find some more. An antique dealer looked at one of the forks and immediately recognized it to be a Priestley & Moore piece ; I do not seem to be able to get any information about these silversmiths on the web (I live in France) ; are they well-known ? Is there a not-too-expensive book I could buy ? Do they still "exist" ? Where could I be sure of finding their cutlery (new or second hand).

Many thanks for any help

tickle
Apr 15, 2007, 01:44 PM
I did a search too, and came up empty. Which means probably they are no longer making silver cutlery. The best you can do is go on line to Amazon.com and see if they have a book on silver service ware. Is there a hallmark on the very back of one of the pieces, should be located, say on the spoon, just before the bowl of the spoon on the bottom. This is probably how the antique dealer recognized the maker. In England, they all had their own trademark imbedded in the silver.

silvertulipe
Apr 15, 2007, 02:28 PM
Quite right : Priestley & Moore hallmark clearly visible - if you have good eyesight.
Shall contact my father in England and ask him to research a good book.
Thanks a lot

natalie_2010
May 14, 2010, 06:42 AM
I have a priestley and moore ltd 6piece firth stainless steel hand crafted tea knives,second hand but knives have never been used they are in a box I am placing these on eBay if you would like to take a look I will be putting them under title priestly & moore ltd 6 antique knife set to make sure you find the correct ones user name dolanlizzie.

colin260875
May 25, 2010, 01:18 AM
My name is colin I have a lot of set of cutiery for sale stainless steel and silver all so benson. Rogers and son colin.lydon@hotmail.co.uk e mail me

daleann
Oct 17, 2010, 04:37 PM
I bought some silver plate cutlery in the South of England a few years ago and would like to find some more. An antique dealer looked at one of the forks and immediately recognized it to be a Priestley & Moore piece ; I do not seem to be able to get any information about these silversmiths on the web (I live in France) ; are they well-known ? is there a not-too-expensive book I could buy ? do they still "exist" ? where could I be sure of finding their cutlery (new or second hand).

Many thanks for any help

I am also looking for information on a set of six pearl handle steak knives made by Priestley & Moore Ltd. "Valiant" it also says Firth stainless handcrafted. These were a wedding gift from my husband's Aunt who lived in England. I have had them since 1973 and still in their box with with the guarantee from Priestley & Moore Ltd. I have never used them and would also like to know sometrhing about them.

Many thanks for any help

SUPERLINE
Jun 23, 2012, 11:51 AM
Hi i also have the same valiant set in stainless steel and wonderd if you ever had a reply to your search in 2010. And i also have had difficulty trying to find information currently.
Thank you for you attention
mr. webb

tickle
Jun 23, 2012, 12:01 PM
HI I ALSO HAVE THE SAME vALIANT SET IN STAINLESS STEEL AND WONDERD IF YOU EVER HAD A REPLY TO YOUR SEARCH IN 2010. AND I ALSO HAVE HAD DIFFICULTY TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION CURRENTLY.
THANK YOU FOR YOU ATTENTION
MR. WEBB

As you can see, no reply since 2007.

SUPERLINE
Jun 23, 2012, 12:04 PM
as you can see, no reply since 2007.

Thank you for a swift response