Long before the electroplating process was discovered less expensive Sheffield plate was the only alternative to manufacturing with sterling silver. Although a dated method, Sheffield plate is still made today and is regarded as somewhat superior to electroplating.
Two things contributed the primary ingredients that led to the development of plated silver. The . . . → Read More: Sheffield Plated Silver
Few names associated with American pewter carry the clout, rooted in long tradition, of the Danforths of Connecticut. From the middle of the 18th century and for a hundred years the Danforth family produced many of the finest pewter flatware and tankards produced in America. Even today, after a lengthy break . . . → Read More: Colonial American Pewter: The Danforth Family
Collectible silverware is one of the great joys of the antique world. There is something uniquely personal about it. Unlike many antique collectibles silverware is not just for show and safekeeping. Silverware is a valuable antique you can use. The simple practicality of silverware adds to the beauty of its elegant materials. . . . → Read More: Cleaning and Caring for Antique Silver