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...

  • 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...

  • Georg Jensen: The name, the man.
    A brief account of both Georg Jensen silversmith, himself, and the Georg Jensen company. First we examine Georg Jensen's own personal history and development, and then we trace that of the company he so successfully established. From the original Georg Jensen Silversmithy- his workshop and retail premises to the later company both with and without his leadership and involvement, to the modern multinational brand. read more...



6 Cypress Pattern Forks by Georg Jensen Silver

This set of sterling silver forks are Cypress Pattern, and a fine example of Georg Jensen cutlery. They each measure 17cm long, and are the medium...... More Details