For Byzantine silverware, I found this:
Ecclesiastical Silver Plate in Sixth-Century Byzantium
Dry, no? Well, it's full of all kinds of fun details about the silver trade in early Byzantium, and it's good for culture, if nothing else. There's a bit of a preview online, and then you can buy or ILL the whole book.
Can anybody locate a catalog for this exhibit? They apparently have common household items (*ahem* silverware) on display. It could be useful.
Gotta go. More later.