A pair of handsome antique wine coolers in the popular campana style with beautiful hand engraved decoration and crisp deep relief borders with flowers and leaves. To each side there is an engraved crest. The side handles have flower and leaf mounts. Detachable sleeves and liners. Height 23.5 cms. Diameter of tops 21.5/12 cms. Old Sheffield plate*. Circa 1830.
These decorative antique bottle coolers are in excellent condition with just a small amount of copper showing on the foot. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
*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.