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WP2/44887

Pair of Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coasters

$850.00 for pair
  • Sheffield, circa 1800
  • Dimensions: 5 1/8 inches diameter, 2 3/4 inches height

Old Sheffield Plate, or fused plate as it is sometimes called, was the first viable method of plating metal. The method itself was invented by a Sheffield cutler (person who makes or sells cutlery) named Thomas Boulsover. He discovered that it is possible to fuse silver onto copper by heat and that the two metals fuse extremely well together.

There were many pieces made during the Old Sheffield era which began circa 1760 and ended in 1840. This era ended due to the introduction of electrolysis which was during the Industrial Revolution. One article though that has always been quite popular and is still today, are Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coasters.

An exemplary pair of Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coasters in the form of wire work baskets. Wine Coasters like these are very desirable because the design is so interesting and the workmanship is exceptional. It is also wonderful to find a pair like these. They have wood-turned bases and the underside is lined with baize (felt).

We are thrilled to have this pair of Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coasters in our inventory.

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