|Finish: Sterling silver||Handle Finish: Sterling silver|
|Material: Sterling silver||Handle Material: Sterling silver|
|Number of Items Included: 48||Pieces Included: Eight 5-piece flatware sets, sugar spoon, butter serving knife, master butter server, tablespoon, pierced tablespoon, cold meat fork, pie server, and dessert server|
|Pieces Per Setting: 5||Number of People Served: 8|
|Rust Resistant: Yes||Style: Formal|
|Handle Pattern: Ornate||Dishwasher Safe: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: United States|
Questions & Answers
International Silver Prelude 48 Piece Dinner Flatware Set
The International Silver Company was formed in 1898 and traces its heritage back to Ashbil Griswold, who established a pewter shop in Meriden, Connecticut in 1808. Under Griswold's leadership, Meriden soon became a leading center in the production of Britanniaware, pewter, and silverware.
International Silver has been marketed aggressively since its formation. In 1968, International Silver became part of Insilco, itself a large conglomerate. In 1972, International Silver spun off its hotel division as an independent subsidiary, World Tableware International. A group of private investors purchased World Tableware in 1983 and organized the American Silver Company.