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Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century

Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Cross Arrow Old Sheffield Plate Entree Dish C1820 19th Century | Ref. no. X0003 | Regent Antiques
Ref: X0003
Price: £475.00
This is an exquisite and rare antique English Old Sheffield Plate entree dish bearing the makers mark for The Cross Arrows...
This is an exquisite and rare antique English Old Sheffield Plate entree dish bearing the makers mark for The Cross Arrows Company, Circa 1820 in date.

This stunning shaped oval entree dishe features an impressive chased loop handle with splendid acanthus decoration and a matching detachable lid with further acanthus decoration, and it is raised on four bun feet.

It is engraved with a coat-of-arms, 
is of the highest quality and features a double skinned base with a lift -up plug on the side so that it can be filled with hot water to keep the food warm. 

A truly exquisite entree dish that would make a fine addition to any antique  collection.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 23 x Width 38 x Depth 24

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 9 inches

Our reference: X0003

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Old Sheffield Plate - or ‘fused plate’ as it is sometimes known, was the first commercially viable method of plating metal. 

The material was accidentally invented by Thomas Boulsover, of Sheffield's Cutlers Company, in 1743. While trying to repair the handle of a customer's decorative knife, he heated it too much and the silver started to melt. When he examined the damaged handle, he noticed that the silver and copper had fused together very strongly. Experiments showed that the two metals behaved as one when he tried to reshape them, even though he could clearly see two different layers.

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. Using this method, Boulsover was able to make sheets of metal which had a thin layer of silver on the top surface and a thick layer of copper underneath. When this new material was used to make buttons, they looked and behaved like silver buttons but were a fraction of the cost.

The technique Boulsover developed was to sandwich an ingot of copper between two plates of silver, tightly bind it with wire, heat it in a furnace and then mill it out in to sheet, from which objects could be made. 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 23 x Width 38 x Depth 24

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 9 inches

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