Georgian Wine Cooler in Old Sheffield Plate

Date: Circa 1820

Country: England

Stock Number: 8810

A large antique wine bucket with detachable top and classical border. Attractive plain design with barrel shape and half ribbed decoration. The quirky lions mask side handles are very appealing. There is a crest hand engraved to the front. Height 23 cms. Diameter 20 cms (outside), 13 cms (inside). Circa 1820. Old Sheffield Plate*.

Literature: *Old Sheffield plate was a process used in Georgian times to make articles from a sheet of copper fused with a thin sheet of sterling silver. This process predates the silver plating done today (electroplating) which started in the 1840s. The majority of these silverwares were made in Sheffield, UK (hence the term Old Sheffield plate) which was a major UK centre for silver production.

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