The Sheffield plate, a layered combination of silver and copper, used to produce a wide range of chiselled and embossed items, was invented in the British town of Sheffield.
Initially popular in England, the Sheffield plate soon became famous all over the world not only for its low cost technique but also for the refinement and the elegance of the items produced.
From the mid-19th century, the galvanic baths and the electroplating processes were introduced. This plating technique is a chemical process by electrolysis: the item, usually made of copper, nickel or other metal, is plated by using electric current, a potassium based chemical solution and two electrodes.
These items were called SHEFFIELD, and hallmarked EPNS or EPMB.
- No. of items
- old sheffield
- Estimated Period
- Late 18th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 28×42×42 cm
- 4 kg