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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Georg Jensen Silver Pyramid Pattern Fork

This Sterling Silver dinner fork was made by Georg Jensen in the Pyramid Pattern. A set of 6 Sterling Silver Pyramid Pattern forks by Georg...... More Details