Collection: Old Sheffield Plate & Silver Plate

Old Sheffield Plate, or fused plate as it is sometimes known, was the first commercially viable method of plating metal. The method itself was invented by a Sheffield cutler named Thomas Boulsover in 1743. Boulsover discovered that when applying sufficient heat to silver and copper the two metals fused. This, in effect, meant that the two metals acted as a single one, and when worked or hammered out the proportions of silver to copper remained the same. The technique Boulsover developed was to sandwich an ingot of copper between two plates of silver, tightly bind it with wire, heat it in a furnace and then mill it out in to sheet, from which objects could be made. 
585 products
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate, Pair of Heated Dishes, circa 1815.
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£154.00
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£154.00
Georgian, George III, Coin Inset Old Sheffield Plate Tea Caddy.
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£124.00
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£124.00
Victorian Silver Plated Tankard Jug. John Sherwood & Sons, Birmingham, circa 1880.
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£89.00
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£89.00
Victorian Silver Plated Table Snuff Box 'Rosherville Hotel'.
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£128.00
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£128.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Argyle, circa 1790.
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£182.00
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£182.00
Georgian Set of Four Old Sheffield Plate Crested Wine Coasters, circa 1820.
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£312.00
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£312.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Cream Jug, circa 1800
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£79.00
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£79.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Argyle, circa 1780.
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£340.00
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£340.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Large Oval Salver, circa 1800.
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£248.00
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£248.00
Large Victorian Silver Plated Gallery. Charles Edward Nixon of Sheffield, circa 1894.
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£197.00
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£197.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Helmet Shaped Cream Jug, circa 1798.
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£79.00
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£79.00
Victorian Cased Set of Twelve Gilded Ice Cream Spades. Mappin & Webb, circa 1887.
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£199.00
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£199.00
'Stephenson's Rocket', Old Sheffield Plate Armorial Meat Dome for Robert Stephenson.
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£1,987.00
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£1,987.00
Admiral Sir George Henry Richards KCB FRS of HMS Plumper Silver Plated Snuff Box, circa 1856 - 1861.
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£368.00
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£368.00
Georgian. George III, Old Sheffield Plate Crested Waiter, circa 1815.
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£129.00
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£129.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Gallery Inkstand, circa 1790 - 1810.
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£249.00
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£249.00
The Peninsular War, Brigadier General Sir William Cator KCB OId Sheffield Plate Coffee Jug.
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£537.00
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£537.00
Late Georgian Set of Four Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dishes, Covers & Warming Stands. Roberts, Smith & Co. Sheffield, circa 1830.
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£696.00
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£696.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Warming Dish, circa 1810.
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£144.00
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£144.00
Six Victorian Silver Plated & Crested Double Struck Dessert Spoons. William Hutton & Sons.
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£74.00
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£74.00
Georgian, George IV, Pair of Old Sheffield Plate Crested Sauce Tureens, circa 1820.
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£398.00
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£398.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Teapot Stand, circa 1790 - 1810.
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£92.00
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£92.00
Mid 20th Century Twin Handled Ornate Silver Plate on Copper Serving Tray.
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£159.00
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£159.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Tankard, circa 1770 - 1780.
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£139.00
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£139.00
Art Nouveau Silver Plated Entree Dish & Cover. Asprey London, circa 1905.
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£159.00
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£159.00
19th Century Pair of Silver Plate on Copper Ram Mask Covered Urns
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£288.00
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£288.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Teapot Stand, circa 1810.
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£96.00
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£96.00
Sir Savile Brinton Crossley, A Late Victorian Pair of Silver Plated Sauce Boats.
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£178.00
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£178.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Pedestal Coffee Pot, Circa 1810.
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£236.00
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£236.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Crested Wine Ewer, circa 1790.
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£292.00
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£292.00
Ornate Silver Plated Salver. Henry Wilkinson & Co., Sheffield, circa 1890 - 1910.
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£126.00
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£126.00
Harrods Silver Plated Pastry Knives & Forks for Six, circa 1925.
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£124.00
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£124.00
Champion & Wilton Silver Plated Sandwich Box in Leather Saddle Pouch. J. Yates & Sons, Birmingham.
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£138.00
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£138.00
Georgian, George III, White Metal Toddy Ladle, circa 1780 - 1810.
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£82.00
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£82.00
Georgian Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish & Mask Head Warming Stand.
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£368.00
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£368.00
Early 20th Century Silver Plate on Copper Salver with Grape, Vine & Leaf Border.
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£128.00
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£128.00
Early 20th Century Silver Plated Scalloped Rim Serving Tray. Atkin Brothers of Sheffield.
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£198.00
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£198.00
Georgian, George III, Old Sheffield Plate Teapot Stand, circa 1800.
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£84.00
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£84.00
Victorian Silver Plated King's Pattern Fish Cutlery for Twelve. Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. circa 1880 - 1900.
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£119.00
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£119.00
William IV Period Old Sheffield Plate Reniform Heated Serving Dish. Roberts, Smith & Co, Sheffield, circa 1830.
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£276.00
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£276.00