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AC Silver is pleased to offer a fine range of vintage and antique silver christening gifts.


Presenting silverware to celebrate and acknowledge a baptism is a favoured practice, and our collection includes a selection of items made in English sterling silver and rarer Chinese Export Silver.


Our range of gifts includes many traditional pieces such as christening mugs, christening sets, silver napkin rings, rattles, and christening dishes.


Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years’ experience within the antique industry, handpicks all vintage and antique silverware for sale.


All of the silver christening gifts at AC Silver come with free and insured worldwide shipping and a 14 day return policy.


Antique Silver Christening Gifts

Christening gifts have been given for centuries as part of the Christian ceremony to welcome a child into Christianity. Gifts are not only given by parents to commemorate the ceremony, but also other members of the family, often including godparents.


Silver christening gifts are believed to be gifted because silver is traditionally thought to be beneficial for health and is imbued with healing properties. Furthermore, silver was associated with wealth and prosperity due to its value and appearance. Silver christening gifts therefore signify the gift giver''s desire for health and success for the child.


Usually, christening gifts are engraved with the initials of the recipient of the gift. The rarer, plain christening gifts are harder to come by but are valued at a higher price than their monogrammed counterparts.


There are many types of christening gifts which have become traditional choices over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Antique silver spoons have become one of the most frequently given gifts, with the spoon being symbolic not only of the baby''s health and growth through infancy, but also their growth throughout life.


In the second half of the Victorian period, christening sets became more elaborate. Napkin rings, egg cups, mugs, bowls, and more became involved. Silver christening mugs, the most popular of choices, have been gifted since the late 18th century. They symbolise nourishment which will help the baby grow to be healthy and strong. Silver christening mugs in particular are frequently engraved with initials of the child, a monogram or even a family crest, sometimes including the date of a child''s birth or christening ceremony.


Silver napkin rings are also a popular choice of christening gift. Sets of napkin rings are often given to parents as the new child enters the family, to signify another place being set at the family dinner table.


In recent years silver frames have also become a popular choice. A portrait picture of the baby to be christened in a fine quality antique silver frame is a memorable way of showcasing this most important of family events.


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Sterling Silver Porringer - Antique Charles II (1671)
Price: GBP £6,545.00
Sterling Silver Baby Porringer - Antique Charles II (1663)
Price: GBP £4,345.00
Sterling Silver Child's Mug - Antique Charles II (1673)
Price: GBP £2,695.00
Sterling Silver Cradle/Bassinet Dish - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £2,450.00
Georgian Newcastle Sterling Silver Mugs
Price: GBP £1,995.00
Antique Chinese Export Silver Dragon Mug
Price: GBP £1,995.00
Sterling Silver Christening Mug - Antique Victorian (1886)
Price: GBP £1,995.00
Sterling Silver Christening Bowl and Spoon by Asprey & Co Ltd - Antique George VI (1938)
Price: GBP £1,995.00
Sterling Silver Photograph Frame - Art Nouveau Style - Antique Edwardian (1904)
Price: GBP £1,795.00
Sterling Silver Mug - Arts & Crafts - Antique Edwardian
Price: GBP £1,795.00
Sterling Silver and Enamel Photograph Frame - Antique George V
Price: GBP £1,755.00
Sterling Silver Beaker - Antique Victorian
Price: GBP £1,695.00
Sterling Silver Christening Mug - Antique Edwardian
Price: GBP £1,695.00
Set of Four Sterling Silver Napkin Rings by Guild of Handicraft
Price: GBP £1,695.00
Sterling Silver Photograph Frames by Joseph Gloster Ltd - Antique George V (1921)
Price: GBP £1,645.00
Scottish Sterling Silver Christening Bowl and Spoon - Antique Victorian (1883)
Price: GBP £1,595.00
Sterling Silver Photograph Frame - Antique George V (1929)
Price: GBP £1,595.00
Sterling Silver Double Commemorative Frame - Antique Edwardian (1901)
Price: GBP £1,595.00
Sterling Silver Photograph Frame - Antique George V (1910)
Price: GBP £1,595.00
Sterling Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Edwardian (1901)
Price: GBP £1,595.00
Antique Sterling Silver and Enamel Napkin Rings by Liberty & Co Ltd - Arts and Crafts Style
Price: GBP £1,595.00
Chinese Export Silver Christening Mug - Antique Circa 1800
Price: GBP £1,535.00
Italian Sterling Silver and Enamel Photograph Frame - Vintage Circa 1970
Price: GBP £1,535.00
Sterling Silver Photograph Frame - Antique Victorian (1897)
Price: GBP £1,535.00

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