services 11.20.19

Jean's Silversmiths
Every Person in New York

The last time you used a sardine fork, a fruit knife, or an olive spoon was probably never.

It's true, we don't give silver the same reverence that our forebears did. But Jean's Silversmith's, 16 W. 45th St. [5th/6th] 212.575.0723, still does. They've been buying, selling and repairing flatware and hollowware silver since 1910.

They carry over 2,000 patterns of American, European, and other makers from the Georgian and Victorian eras through to contemporary designs. You can buy flatware by the piece or in full sets, estate or new. They'll match flatware for you if you're missing pieces (but sterling only, not plated).

Hollowware runs the gamut, and we mean the gamut, from a muffineer to a celery tray to a mint julep cup.

The store also sells fine jewelry, silver and otherwise, estate and contemporary. Note that they're open weekdays only (except in December when they're also open on Saturdays).

Jean's remains as it has always been: neatly enough organized but unfancy as can be. The silver itself is all the fancy you need.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.

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