English Silver Plate


English Silver Plate - Old Sheffield

Old Sheffield Plate was used Approximately between (1740's - 1840's)

A method of Silver-Plating where a thin block of Sterling Silver is fused to a thicker block of base metal (Mainly Copper) and then rolled into sheets ready to be formed into objects.

Sometimes the Silver is fused to one side of the Copper, sometimes a Silver layer is fused on both sides of the Copper.

 

English Silver Plate - Victorian

Victorian Plate was an easier method of plating, which superseded Old Sheffield Plate in the Victorian era, where a completed object was coated with Silver by means of an electric current passing through a solution of the metal.