This is a very attractive pair of English antique Old Sheffield silver on copper wine bottle coasters, circa 1820 in date.
These beautiful wine coasters have inset hand-turned mahogany bases and feature exquisite gadrooned decoration to the edges.
Add an elegant touch to your next dining experience.
In excellent condition with light wear commensurate with age. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 5 x Width 15 x Depth 15
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2.0 x Width 5.9 x Depth 5.9
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About 1840 the Electroplate process superseded Sheffield Plate and it’s production ceased about 1860.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: 09548