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    Polish silverware

    Polish silverware traditions throughout the ages In Poland, silverware has traditionally been considered a symbol of high social status. At first only affordable to the wealthy aristocracy, it later became increasingly popular in the wider circles of Polish nobility. Like precious pieces of jewellery, heirloom silver tableware, usually bearing the family initials, was passed down from generation to generation, often as a birthday or wedding gift as well as part of the inheritance. Of course, the family collections were also regularly expanded with the arrival of new members of the family, whether by birth or marriage, so the growing collection was also a sign of the family‚Äôs growing prosperity and…