Home Page Click to Call Us Sterling Silverware China Dinnerware Crystal Stemware Stainless Silverware Plated Silverware Baby Bifts Silverware Sets Ornaments Jewelry Julep Cups Holloware Store Giftware Store Hagerty Polish and Silver Storage Pattern Guide Silverware & Jewelry Storage Chests Goblets Tea Sets Picture Frames Candlesticks & Candelabras Contact Us We Buy from you Estate Store Close Outs Gift Registry


Sheffield Plated Holloware

Store at silverqueen.com

The use of "sheffield plate" began in 1742 when Thomas Boulsover, a Sheffield cutler (bladesmith), discovered that a sheet of silver fused to a piece of copper could then be rolled or hammered out without fracturing the bond. This made possible the use of "plated" base metal, which appeared, outwardly, to be silver, but as the silver "skin" could be only a small proportion of the gauge of the metal the saving in expense was considerable and objects made from the product looked exactly like sterling silver, because the applied 'plate' was indeed sterling. The use of "sheffield plate" (called also "old sheffield") declined around 1840, when 'electroplating' was invented. This is a system which allows to deposit a thin layer of 99.99 per cent pure silver, obtaining a less expensive but rather less attractive sheen when polished.

Miscellaneous
Platter Spoon Old
This is a beautiful piece that you will enjoying owning. This is a beautifully unique item that you will be happy to purchase and make part of your collection.
Pre Owned Estate Item
Item #: 14873513
Our Price:
$55.16

Low Quantities, 1 in stock.

Preview Or Add to Cart
Add to Gift Registry
PLATTER SPOON OLD

Click to enlarge
Miscellaneous
,Rare A.E. Lewis & Co. 'Floraine' Green Bread Knife. 8.9" Long
This is an extraordinary piece at an extraordinary value. This is a beautifully unique item that you will be happy to purchase and make part of your collection.
Pre Owned Estate Item
Item #: 14873502
Our Price:
$38.00

Low Quantities, 1 in stock.

Preview Or Add to Cart
Add to Gift Registry
,RARE A.E. LEWIS & CO. 'FLORAINE' GREEN BREAD KNIFE. 8.9" LONG

Click to enlarge

Return to: Silver Plated Flatware and Holloware Store Home Page



Cross
Bejeweled Box  $ 24.21



Julep Cup
Horse Shoe  $ 339.00



Fleur de lis
Bejeweled Box  $ 28.21



Silver Care
Package  $ 59.99