Georgian Wine Cooler in Old Sheffield Plate

Sold

Contact Dealer To Purchase

Object Description

A classic style antique wine cooler in the popular campana shape with a plain body and decorative side handles. With decorative applied side handles. To the front there is a large hand engraved presentation inscription in old fashioned script which is dated 1837. Height 27.5 cms. Diameter of top 20.5 cms. Spread across handles 54 cms. Circa 1837. Unmarked.

Object 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

This attractive antique bottle holder is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. The interior sleeves and covers are missing. The engraved inscription is crisp. There is no plate wear.

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.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

We are open weekly as follows:

Monday
9.30 - 17:00
Tuesday
9.30 - 17:00
Wednesday
9.30 - 17:00
Thursday
9.30 - 17:00
Friday
9.30 - 17:00
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Dealer Contact

Telephone
+44 (0)207 288 1939
Mobile
+44 (0)7904 297419
Web
Email

Dealer Location

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