Silver Ink......your newsletter for silver, china, crystal, linens and ornaments...........
Welcome to our May 2013 Newsletter. As a previous customer and/or inquirer of our service, you will be provided with fun and useful information regarding history, piece identification, silversmiths, china manufacturers, and more. You will be alerted to our monthly specials, for special occasion gifts and replacement. This month we will tell you about:
|Silverplating and Sheffield Plate|
|The term "plate" means "wrought" or "flattened"
silver. The British usage of the terms "plate" or "silverplate" is
correctly confined to solid silver. In America, the reference to "silverplate"
is to electroplated wares formed of base metals overlaid with silver.
Although various methods have been used to make "silverplate" since
ancient times, the electroplating process was brought to America in the
mid 1800's. "Old Sheffield Plate" was rediscovered in England by
Thomas Bolsover in 1724. In this method silver was "bound" to
copper by the use of heat. One of the basic differences between
electroplated and "Old Sheffield Plate" is that articles of Old
Sheffield Plate were made just as solid silver articles were
made...BEFORE the plating process and not after (as electroplated wares
are). Silversmiths "raised" the body of an article into shape from
flat sheets of metal using mallets and hammers.
SILVERPLATE SPECIAL...Click to view
!!.... "Rememberance" by 1847 Rogers
|Methods of Glass Manufacture|
|The basic materials of glass are mixed together and
then melted to get molten glass. The molten glass, or metal (as it
is called), can be shaped in several ways....by blowing through a
blowpipe or blown into a mold, removed and then freeblown or it could be
pressed in a mold using weight (no blowing involved).
CRYSTAL SPECIAL ...Click to view !!...."Jamestown, blue" by Fostoria
Link to our "china" page...www.rmsterling.com/china.html
Link to our "crystal" page....www.rmsterling.com/crystal.html
|Mother's Day Gifts|
|Mother's Day is May the 12th this
year....here are a few items which would be wonderful gifts...for
mother, grandmother, daughter, daughter-in-law....|
Servant's Bell, 5", sterling, "come when you're called!"....$39
Three-Sectioned Platter by Poole, 21.5" x 16", silverplate....$125
Pierced Bookmark by Towle, 2.75", sterling....$29
Trumpet Vase by Gorham, 9", silverplate....$58
Oval Tray, "Cameo Collection" by Lenox, 5.5" x 3.25".....$15
Demitasse Cup & Saucer, "Dresden Rich" by Winterling/Bavaria, 2.5"....$32
Compote, "Navarre" by Fostoria, 4.5"....$45
Vintage Linen Huck Towel, monogrammed "H", 36" x 20"......$39
|How Do I Order?|
|These are just a few of the many
wonderful items found on our website. We invite you to browse
through our silver, china,
stainless, crystal, linens and collectible Christmas ornaments.
If you have questions and/or would like to order, you may
either click on the links above or give
us a toll free call at 1-800-851-2055 or email email@example.com. Visa/Mastercard accepted by cart or phone.
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