Silver - Silverplate - Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets Category List of Antiques, With Information and Images (Page 6).
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Boulsover set up in business, funded by Strelley Pegge of Beauchief, and carried out further experiments in which he put a thin sheet of silver on a thick ingot of copper and heated the two together to fuse them.
When the composite block was hammered or rolled to make it thinner, the two metals were reduced in thickness at similar rates.
Items produced in Sheffield plate included buttons, caddy spoons, fish slices, serving utensils, candlesticks and other lighting devices, coffee and tea sets, serving dishes and trays, tankards and pitchers, and larger items such as soup tureens and hot-water urns.
Much Old Sheffield seen today has been re-plated, especially items which received much use and polishing, such as candlesticks.
Items seldom displayed or used, such as egg cruets or soufflé dishes, are often in excellent condition and so may be confused with electroplate.
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Sheffield plate is a layered combination of silver and copper that was used for many years to produce a wide range of household articles.
Almost every article made in sterling silver was also crafted by Sheffield makers, who used this manufacturing process to produce nearly identical wares at far less cost.