I've polished generations of silver, and I can't recall a single Christmas that didn't involve me polishing every last piece of it.
Over the years, I've used many brands, and forms of polish; but with Hagerty Silver Foam, the former time consuming, twelve days of Christmas polishing, now leaves me wondering how to fill my idle hands the remaining eleven. Yeah right.
In my opinion, Hagerty Silver Foam, is simply the best. It's the only polish that I use on my sterling, gold and silver rimmed china, and even jewellery.
It's very gentle, and doesn't smell too strong.
Using it is as easy, as washing dishes, and I think it's much more economical. I seem to remember going through bottles of the liquid polish in no time.
Below are some photos of my various china and silver. I'm having a difficult time adding photos, and inserting a description. Adding to my frustration is my husbands camera battery keeps needing to be changed.
I haven't yet found time to buy myself another charger.
All sterling, and sterling vermeil is Wallace, and my china includes, Minton, Royal Doulton, Versace (Rosenthal),Lenox,and Mikasa.
As far as I can find researching online; it's french in origin. My fathers family was originally from France, and emigrated to Scotland.
While certainly not the prettiest pattern, it's sentimental value is priceless. Two years ago, I viewed Napoleons apartments in the Louvre, and saw porcelain of similar properties, and body colour. I suddenly saw this service in a different light. There were inexpensive copies of Sevres porcelain even way back then, and I would love to find some clue as to who produced this china.
Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, Wallace Sterling, Wallace Sterling Vermeil
Raynaud and Versace china
I have a fair amount of china and silver; some fine, some everyday. My everyday sterling, just gets tossed in the dishwasher, and it never really needs polishing. I don't have photos of it to post at the moment; but believe me, if you use Cascade powder, it's fine to put your silver in the dishwasher. Even my Minton china paperwork from the 60's states you can put their china in the dishwasher.
I have put my good sterling, vermeil, and china in the dishwasher without damage; but I much prefer to hand wash them.
Versace, Mikasa china below.
With the hours I save polishing my silver, you'd think I'd have time to shop for a battery charger.