Silver plate lamp base, can anyone tell me the maker & if I should clean it

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Silver plate lamp base, can anyone tell me the maker & if I should clean it

Post by RVsaid on September 30th 2013, 1:54 pm

Hi
 
There appears to be a makers name in script and I wondered if I should polish it up or leave it as is? Not a very impressive piece but it was rather cheap.
 



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Post by beedragon on September 30th 2013, 2:02 pm

Could be Holman & Norton silver plate.
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Post by RVsaid on September 30th 2013, 2:15 pm

Thanks, I had a look but theirs seem to be inside the same box or oval in the earlier pieces. Could still be them though of course.
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Post by user9318 on October 1st 2013, 6:05 am

The maker is Hukin & Heath of Birmingham, a very good maker, they have made items from the designs of Christopher Dresser, as well as more ordinary, everyday items.

http://www.silvercollection.it/electroplatesilverHdue.html#HUK1

Looks to me that this is a candlestick converted to a lamp.

Does there look like there is any wear to the silver plate (base metal showing through)? If so, I would not clean it too much or at all, as the silver will wear / rub off even more.

Hope that helps.
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Post by RVsaid on October 1st 2013, 9:27 am

Dear 9318

Most helpful indeed. I was on that site yesterday but missed this. As for the polishing it is very hard to tell so I may as well go for it (lightly) and see.

Many thanks

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THX 1138
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Post by user9318 on October 2nd 2013, 5:41 am

Your welcome, you got me in more of a comfortable field of knowledge, silver and silver plated ware.

Yes, I would go lightly with cleaning in a small area first, just to see if base metal is showing, if it isn't showing, continuing, but still lightly.
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