Spectacular centerpieces, tea services, and candelabras are among the gorgeous silver pieces shown in this new, beautifully illustrated book. These ware were made of coin and sterling silver, and range from compotes, pitchers, and serving trays to gravy boats and butter dishes. All of the top manufacturers of the 19th and 20th centuries are well represented, with photographs and discussions of pieces by Gorham, Kirk, Steiff and Shreve, among others. Eras of silver design are explained, with striking examples provided for Empire style, Gothic Revival, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Colonial Revival, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, and Art Modernism.With over 300 detailed photographs of some of the most wonderful silver hollowware ever produced, this book is a must for collectors who love to dine in formal style. Each piece is described in detail, and a current value guide is provided.