C1820 Georgian “Old Sheffield Plate” Wine Funnel

$225.00


"Old Sheffield Plate" is the precursor to electroplating. However, it is a much greater and more difficult craft that survived for over 100 years, from C1743, till electrolysis killed it. Labour was cheap and materials expensive: the opposite of our world. A sandwich was made with copper, and sterling silver one or, later, both sides. This went through rollers to make a flat sheet. Objects were painstakingly raised from this flat sheet. EPNS has a thin coating of pure silver, Old Sheffield Plate has a thick sterling silver coat.

11 cm wide, 16 cm tall.

Print or share this page

To enquire about this item, call on 03 9489 8467 or fill out the form below.

Send Enquiry
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.