Antique Wine Coolers in Old Sheffield Plate

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A pair of classic style antique wine coolers in the popular campana shape with a plain body, applied vine leaf and grape borders, and decorative side handles. Detachable liners. To the front there is a hand engraved crest within an inset silver shield. Height 28.5cm. Diameter of top 20.5cm (outside), 12cm (inside)cm. Spread across handles 25 cms. Circa 1830. Unmarked. Old Sheffield Plate*.

Object Literature

Literature – *Old Sheffield plate was a process used in Georgian times to make articles from a sheet of copper fused with a thin sheet of sterling silver. This process predates the silver plating done today (electroplating) which started in the 1840s. The majority of these silverwares were made in Sheffield, UK (hence the term Old Sheffield plate) which was a major UK centre for silver production.

Object Condition

The bottle holders are in good condition with some wear. No damage or restoration. The interior sleeves are original. The silver is generally good on the body but there is copper showing on the highlights, mainly on the lower section.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS