This is a magnificent very large antique English Old Sheffield silver plated beef or venison tureen with the original domed cover, circa 1830 in date.
This stunning tureen is oval in shape and features an exquisite beaded border with a domed lid surmounted by a decorative acanthus leaf handle. It stands on four wonderful elegant acanthus leaf shaped feet.
It is of the highest quality and features a double skinned base with a screw threaded plug on the side so that it can be filled with hot water to keep the food warm. The top of the base has an integral tree and well of the highest quality for capturing the gravy juices.
It comes with its original large antique carving claw to keep the roast steady while you carve.
It bears the marks 'Best Heavy Set Sheffield Plate'.
In excellent condition, this wonderful venison tureen with domed cover is ready to grace your dining table.
It is a striking piece which will be the highlight of your Sunday lunch.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 49 x Width 67 x Depth 48
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 2 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches
Our reference: A1799
Old Sheffield Plate
Thomas Boulsover, a Sheffield cutler, invented the process which became called Sheffield plate Circa 1740. The date is uncertain because no patent was taken out. The next known manufacturer was Joseph Hancock, in 1755, but others also began and in 1784 the Sheffield Plate makers obtained an Act of the Parliament legalizing a mark consisting of the full name of the maker and an associated device.
In Sheffield plate a sheet of silver is fused on to a thicker one of copper and the compound billet rolled, both metals expanding equally, become a thin sheet of copper coated with a layer of silver. About 1840 the Electroplate process superseded Sheffield Plate and it's production ceased about 1860.
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