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A           

Old Sheffield Plate (fused plate) was first produced in about 1743 by Thomas Boulsover a cutler of Sheffield and is the finest form of plating. Unlike all other forms of plating, where the object was made first and then covered with silver, with Old Sheffield plating the object was made out of the already plated metal. Read more…

 

B            

It is actually one of a pair of unusual Louis XVI glass salts, with painted portraits of a gentleman and lady to the base. French, circa 1800

 

C               

Dresden – they are a pair of 19th cent Dresden yellow golt vases and covers, possibly by Madame Helena Wolfson, floral panels with Watteau figures

 

D       

This pair of George III urns were designed as a pair of water cisterns, they would have originally stood on a pair of pedestal bases, a tap would have issued from through the stem and out of the base, the urns would be used for iced water for drinking and hot water for washing silver. English, circa 1790-1800

 

E   

William Hanna Clarke (1882-1924), ‘Gathering Wood’, oil on canvas, 51cm x 41cm. Clarke painted in and around Kirkcudbright.

 

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