Found 114 articles matching Metals category.
  • Nov 16 2010
  • 16 Nov 2010

Cincinnati Silver Tableware Still Shines 200 Years Later

When Cincinnati’s first settlers arrived in 1788, they dreamed of establishing a trade center along the water highway of the Ohio River. Their primary concern […]

  • Jun 21 2010
  • 21 Jun 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Firebacks

In Colonial times, homes were heated by fire in stone or brick fireplaces. Normally, a great deal of heat from a wood fire escapes up […]

  • Jul 14 2009
  • 14 Jul 2009

Sheffield and Silver Plate: What to Look For

The social background for the discovery of the methods of plating on copper used in the Sheffield process is quite interesting. It was a time […]

  • Feb 13 2009
  • 13 Feb 2009

Pseudo Silver Hallmarks and What They Really Mean

One thing that confuses novice collectors more than anything else is “silverware,” a term that one would think implied the item was indeed constructed of […]

  • Oct 14 2008
  • 14 Oct 2008

Archibald Knox Tudric muffin dish

Archibald Knox Tudric muffin dish

By Sherri Hall-Wilcox

  • Oct 10 2008
  • 10 Oct 2008

Certified Early Gold (1795-1834) and Why They Are Scarce, Part I

Certified Early Gold (1795-1834) and Why They Are Scarce, Part I

By Silvano DiGenova

Methodology of This Study

  • Oct 7 2008
  • 7 Oct 2008

Certified Early Gold: 1795-1834

Certified Early Gold: 1795-1834 by Silvano DiGenova

Methodology of This Study

  • Oct 4 2008
  • 4 Oct 2008

Trivets of Cast Metal

What is the difference between Cast Iron and Wrought Iron? Cast iron objects are created from molten metal that has been poured into a mold and allowed to harden. In contrast, wrought iron items are individually created by bending pieces of hot, malleable iron.

  • Oct 3 2008
  • 3 Oct 2008

Early $10 Gold: 1795-1804

Early $10 Gold 1795-1804 by Silvano DiGenova

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Dating Mexican Silver

Mexico’s tradition of magnificent silverwork dates as far back as the 1530s. Mexico has abundant deposits of precious metals, so it was natural that a thriving jewelry and hollowware market would evolve there. But establishing authenticity, purity and age – especially for vintage and antique pieces – can be challenging.