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Admin18.08.2021

Silver plating

In 1743, Sheffield cutler Thomas Boulsover 1705-1788 invented a method of plating ingots of copper with thin pieces of silver known today as Sheffield Plate.
Admin17.08.2021

SILVER HALLMARKS: STERLING, SILVERPLATE, ELECTROPLATE, SHEFFIELD

Pierced work, which was often stamped out by mechanical punches, remained popular.
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Admin20.07.2021

IDENTIFICATION GUIDES FOR ANTIQUES CANDLESTICKS

The way to recognise the genuine article is to look for signs that it was soldered from pre-plated metal sheet or wire rather than constructed in base metal and plated afterwards.
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Admin16.07.2021

How to Identify Silver EPNS

English Georgian style sterling silver caster frame with set of cut glass bottles Harrison Bros.
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Admin22.07.2021

Hallmarks harrison Bros & Howson

, both of which survived for a long time.
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Admin21.06.2021

Silver Plate or Silverplate?

VICTORIAN TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE in the Melon Pattern In general, Sheffield silver-plated goods in the 1830s and 1840s tended to lag behind Sterling Silverware in design.
Admin01.07.2021

Sheffield Date Letters

Nevertheless, the effect was most impressive, for not only the shape but every form of decoration stood out clearly on the metal, as if embossed, chased or otherwise worked by hand by a master.
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Admin07.09.2021

Silver, Old Sheffield Plate & Silverplate

In 1773 they managed to pass a law banning the use of hallmarks on plated wares.
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Admin23.08.2021

HISTORY OF SHEFFIELD SILVERPLATE

Fearing the loss of their trade, goldsmiths tried to impose high taxation and strict regulations on the silver plate manufacturers hoping to drive them out of business.
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Admin02.07.2021

Silver plating

In some cases, this was often accompanied by the retailer's name and address.
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