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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



A Georg Jensen Silver Canteen of Cutlery in the Pyramid Pattern

This beautiful set of Art Deco Silver cutlery was made by Georg Jensen in Denmark. It is in the famed and sought after Pyramid Pattern. It is...... More Details