Wednesday 21 March 2018


There are four egg cups, which have been decorated with a cross punch, pierced pattern and rippled edges. The egg cups stand on a footed frame, which has the same delicate detailing. The frame has a central handle and, once you pop those eggs into the cups, the whole thing is easily transported from kitchen to table, with elegant ease.

Tuesday 21 November 2017


As Christmas is now fast approaching, things seem to becoming a bit more hectic.
Suddenly, you realise there isn't as much time for preparation as you might have hoped.
Trying to fit in the shopping, the food preparation, the parties, not to mention

Friday 13 October 2017


Hi, and welcome to our new occasional series in which we highlight some of the more unusual items
we have here at our shop. The items we will be selecting are things which always pique people’s interest, myself included.

Tuesday 5 September 2017


Well, the calendar has once again turned its page to September, the leaves are turning brown, heralding the advent of autumn.
Here at I.Franks, the crunch of the leaves underfoot serves to remind us that our annual  foray into the world of Lapada will soon be upon us.
This year’s fair takes place in its usual spot under the marquees in Berkeley Square, Mayfair from 15-20th September.

Saturday 11 March 2017


We are very excited here at I. Franks, as the team have headed to Hong Kong to showcase
a collection of our silver in one of  Hong Kong’s most stylish shops, Maison Huit.
When one of the shop’s founders, Jane Chao- Lee, came down to visit the London Silver Vaults, she came into our shop and an idea was born.

Friday 9 September 2016


Well, here it is September again. And, down here at the London Silver Vaults, that can only mean one thing…….LAPADA!
As summer winds down and summer holidays become a distant memory we, here at I Franks,
begin to focus on what is, surely, one of the most glamorous events on the antiques calendar.
What is fantastic about Lapada is,  it gives people the opportunity to see what is exciting and unique this year ,not only silver, but all other mediums as well.

Saturday 11 June 2016

The Lighter Side Of Sssilver

Today’s blog inspiration has come to me because one of our items, here at I. Franks, is about to have a star turn on television. 
On Thursday the 16th of June if you tune into  BBC One you will find a production hosted by Fern Britton entitled ‘For What It’s Worth’