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...

  • Old Sheffield Plate: An Introduction
    Silver has always been expensive. Since ancient times it has used to fashion objects of status and desire. Status is the word. Until quite recently silver had little practical use. It is too soft to make a tool or weapon from. While it can be polished a very sharp edge it dulls quickly, and the sharp edge is so thin as to be extremely fragile. read more...

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