Pair of Georgian Wine Coolers in Old Sheffield Plate

Date: 1830

Country: England

Stock Number: 7807

A pair of classic style antique wine coolers in the popular campana shape with a plain body and applied shell and flower borders and decorative side handles. With decorative applied side handles. Detachable covers and sleeves. Height 24.5 cms. Diameter of top 20 cms (outside), 13 cms (inside) cms. Spread across handles 24 cms. Circa 1830. Unmarked. 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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