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Revolving Old Sheffield Silver Plate Epergne
- This grand silver plate epergne by Old Sheffield is an exceptional example of Georgian artistry
- Eight scrolling serving arms extend outwards to hold a variety of delicacies
- Sheffield silver plate combined silver with copper, making silver pieces accessible to consumers
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This example of the epergne is masterfully constructed of Sheffield Silver Plate, a mixture of silver over copper. Although initially invented by accident in 1743, the Sheffield plating technique became a way to offer more affordable silver pieces to the consumer. Its sturdy nature and ease of decoration helped it become the most successful silver substitute in history.
20" wide x 20" deep x 22 3/8" high