A monogram is part an object’s history and unique to that piece. Removing engraving does not always make a piece more salable, especially if the engraving is of high quality, which is rarely seen today.
Do you become frustrated when trying to remove wax from your weighted candleholders? Do you go pawing into your flatware drawer to find just the right size knife to dig out the wax? Well, here are some simple, non-invasive techniques.
One way to avoid this problem of crusty corrosion marks on and in your salt shaker from the very start is to empty the shaker after a dinner party and thoroughly wash it. There is a simple way to remove the corrosion yourself.
You’re cleaning a Revere porringer and it escapes your grasp, bouncing off the tile floor causing a major dent.
You can enjoy the benefit of using your weighted sterling objects for years to come while avoiding damage.
Lacquering sterling silver and silverplate is generally not recommended because of the difficulties in obtaining a uniform coating, even when applied by a professional.
Over the years, weighted candlestick and candelabra threaded inserts can become worn, allowing them to continue rotating in the corresponding sockets without properly “catching.”
Over time, insulators, handles, finials, inserts and other porous components of silver tea and coffeepots, sauce pans, wine-bottle coasters, hairbrushes and the like can become loose or cracked.
If you can manually clean the inside of a coffeepot or teapot, use a cellulose sponge (if the pot opening is big enough) or make a swab by wrapping a sponge on the end of a wooden dowel.