Have you ever purchased something at a flea market or rummage sale and just can’t get the years of life out of the tight corners and crevices? My favorite tool to get these treasures clean is a denture brush. This unique tool has a curved brush at one end and a tiny circular brush at the other end. You can find one where toothbrushes are sold for only a couple of dollars. I love that the nylon bristles are strong yet gentle enough for my old porcelain pieces.
Of course it goes without saying that a true vintage junk collector never cleans silver pieces. The patina alone is worth double what you paid for the piece!