about us

Welcome to the website of James Baldwin Antiques! We are based in London, England, but our trade and private clientele are from all over the world. This website represents a proportion of our extensive stock, but if you fail to find what you are looking for then why not send us an email just in case we have it squirreled away somewhere!

While we deal across the board we have a few areas of speciality. We are one of the main dealers in Old Sheffield Plate and have an extensive inventory. We also specialise in Georg Jensen silver and other 20th century design including Post War British silver, and British Arts and Crafts.We also specialise in canteens of silver and plated cutlery.

Please enjoy browsing our website, and we hope to hear from you soon!

recent fairs

We regularly exhibit at local and national antiques fairs in the United Kingdom.

Most recently we exhibited at "Antiques for Everyone", in Birmingham at the National Exhibition Centre. The following photographs show our stand from the event, and some of our signature stock...

  • Building a Georg Jensen Service
    When one undertakes a project such as obtaining or collecting a service of silver cutlery it is important to conduct at least a bit of research. For those of us who love Georg Jensen silver the task is no less difficult. This is due to the range and variety of Georg Jensen silver flatware patterns produced. This article is designed to guide you through the minefield, alert you to the main issues of collecting or buying a service of Georg Jensen silver cutlery, and ask the sorts of questions you need to answer in order to make an informed purchase. 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...

  • 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...



A Georg Jensen Large Butter Knife In the Akkeleje Pattern

This Akkeleje Pattern large butter knife was designed by Georg Jensen in 1918, and a fine example of  Georg Jensen's Art Nouveau...... More Details