Sheffield Plated Silver

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

What is Pewter?

The pewter beer pot is to many the most recognizable symbol of American household antiques. It is difficult to picture several of the founding fathers without one in their hand. Of course, pewter has been used to make a great deal more than colonial era drinking vessels. The dull gray but strangely compelling . . . → Read More: What is Pewter?

Cleaning and Caring for Antique Silver

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. There . . . → Read More: Cleaning and Caring for Antique Silver