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Silver Plate

Silver plate is not solid silver. It is a ware made of a metal, such as nickel or copper, that is covered with a thin coating of silver. The letters EPNS are often found on American and English silver-plated wares. Sheffield is a term with two meanings. Sometimes it refers to sterling silver made in the town of Sheffield, England. In this section, Sheffield refers to a type of silver plate, usually English. The Victorian silver plate was either copper or a white metal called Britannia covered by electro-plated silver.

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Cut Glass Bowl, 4 Scroll Candle Arms, Hounds Heads Post, England, c.1885, 27 x 19 In.
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