silver articles

We regularly utilise our wealth of experience in Antique Silver to publish articles on common themes and periods;

  • The Merits and De-merits of Replating Old Sheffield Plate
    Much has often been made of the subject of whether it is acceptable to re-plate a piece of Old Sheffield Plate. These objections range from an interest in the Old Sheffield Plate technique itself: "fused plate" to the destruction of antique patina and wear re-plating causes. Fused Plate is, of course, a fascinating process and of much interest to the student of Old Sheffield Plate. But is there only one reason to collect Old Sheffield Plate? In this article we consider the arguments both for and against re-plating Old Sheffield Plate, and come to a conclusion. read more...

  • Silver Cutlery buyers guide
    A simple collection of advice for the purchaser. What sort of silver canteen will best suit your needs? Silver canteen or silver plate canteen? How many pieces of cutlery will you need? Exactly what types of silver knife, fork and spoon are required for the type and number of courses you regularly serve? We also provide some brief advice on silver flatware patterns, and even budget considerations. If you are looking in to buying a silver canteen of cutlery then this article will be invaluable as you make up your mind and find the best option for you. read more...

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