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...

  • A question of cutlery: terminology.
    If you've ever been confused about exactly what to call each type of silver fork, knife or spoon you own, this is for you! A brief account of the dizzying array of terminology related to antique silver cutlery and flatware. Precisely what is the difference between a silver table fork and a silver dinner fork? Is it proper to use a silver dessert knife to spread your butter? The answers to these critical issues and many more lie within! read more...

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