Antique Wine Coolers in Old Sheffield Plate


Stock: 9459

Date: Circa 1830

Country: England

A pair of classic style antique wine coolers in the popular campana shape with a plain body, applied vine leaf...

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A pair of classic style antique wine coolers in the popular campana shape with a plain body, applied vine leaf and grape borders, and decorative side handles. Detachable liners. To the front there is a hand engraved crest within an inset silver shield.

Height 28.5cm. Diameter of top 20.5cm (outside), 12cm (inside)cm. Spread across handles 25 cm.
Circa 1830.
Old Sheffield Plate

Old Sheffield plate was a process used in Georgian times to make articles from a sheet of copper fused with a thin sheet of sterling silver. This process predates the silver plating done today (electroplating) which started in the 1840s. The majority of these silverwares were made in Sheffield, UK (hence the term Old Sheffield plate) which was a major UK centre for silver production.

Literature: Most wine coolers hold one single bottle and have a detachable liner and rim. They usually have handles because the condensation can make the outside very slippery. The earliest silver wine coolers are very rare and date back to circa 1700.The wine cistern can date back to the 1600’s although it’s rare to find one earlier than 19th century.


The bottle holders are in good condition with some wear. The interior sleeves are original. The silver is generally good on the body but there is copper showing on the highlights, mainly on the lower section.

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