Dating english silverplate made in sheffield

The knife is the oldest known implement, used as a cutting tool at the dawn of Mankind.

The knife as an eating utensil didn't develop until the Middle Ages.

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The objective of this page is to help the visitors of the site in deciphering the marks of their British silverplate.

When she died shortly after her wedding, it was perceived as divine punishment and helped to delay the common usage of forks in Italy for several more centuries.

Bass Silver, Diamond Silver, Eales Silver, Forbes Silver, Grand Baroque, Holmes & Edwards Silver, S. Silver, Used as a kitchen tool for centuries, the fork was slow to make its way into common usage as an eating implement.

Rogers Silverplate, Rogers & Son Silverplate, Sheffield Silver, Smith Sturgeon & Co.

Not until 1633, when King Charles I declared, “It is decent to use a fork,” did the use of the fork begin to gain a foothold of acceptance in England.

Even then, it wasn’t until the 18th century that the fork worked its way down to the lower classes in England.

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