This is a magnificent antique pair of English Old Sheffield silver plated on copper beef or venison tureens with the original domed covers, circa 1820 in date.
This stunning pair of tureens are oval in shape and feature exquisite foliate and floral borders with domed lids surmounted by decorative acanthus leaf handles
In excellent condition, this wonderful pair of tureens with domed covers are ready to grace your dining table.
They will be the highlight of your Sunday lunch.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 17 x Width 40 x Depth 31
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot
Old Sheffield Plate
Thomas Boulsover, a Sheffield cutler, invented the process which became called Sheffield plate Circa 1740. The date is uncertain because no patent was taken out. The next known manufacturer was Joseph Hancock, in 1755, but others also began and in 1784 the Sheffield Plate makers obtained an Act of the Parliament legalizing a mark consisting of the full name of the maker and an associated device.
In Sheffield plate a sheet of silver is fused on to a thicker one of copper and the compound billet rolled, both metals expanding equally, become a thin sheet of copper coated with a layer of silver. About 1840 the Electroplate process superseded Sheffield Plate and it’s production ceased about 1860.
Our reference: A2186