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Extremely Rare "Old Sheffield Plate" Bottle Cage

Extremely Rare "Old Sheffield Plate" Bottle Cage

Regular price $250.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $250.00 USD
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“A rare item of Old Sheffield Plate!!,” is what my local silver expert told me when he saw this! It has everything one should look for when identifying this special, historic silver. Rolled edge on the bottom and a seam on the side where the sheets of silver were joined together with a lead applique lining the top. Used to hold bottles of wine for a wealthy family, this elegant piece will be a treasure on your sideboard. The intricate filigree lace design is fabulous, the interior shows the mahogany wood bottom. Underneath is seen the hole in the middle of the wood in  Late 1700's or early 1800's. A valuable collector's piece. 5.25 wide x 5.25 tall. Minor wear but still excellent for a piece almost 200 years old!

'Old Sheffield Plate', an exquisite and rare craftsmanship not to be mistaken for the later and inferior 'SHEFFIELD PLATE' items, stands as a testament to the ingenuity of mid-18th-century British artisans. This unparalleled process involved delicately layering a sheet of lustrous sterling silver over a core of copper, skillfully heating and meticulously rolling it into splendid sheets. These precious sheets were then transformed into an array of opulent table items, ranging from intricate hollow-ware and resplendent trays to elegant candelabras, candlesticks, wine coasters, and, on rare occasions, even exquisite cutlery.

Collectors hold this exceptional method of silver plating in the highest regard, acknowledging it’s craftsmanship and rarity. With the advent of electroplating, a groundbreaking innovation introduced by Elkington & Company in 1840, the production of 'Old Sheffield Plate' came to a halt, marking the end of an era defined by hand crafted ingenuity and unparalleled quality. Today, these pieces serve as cherished treasures, a testament to the unparalleled artistry and mastery that once graced the tables of the most discerning connoisseurs.


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