AC Silver are pleased to offer a fine range of antique & vintage silver pieces by Mappin & Webb Ltd.
Mappin & Webb was founded by Joseph Mappin in Sheffield in 1810. Although Mappin and Webb is not the oldest Sheffield Silversmith still operating, it has a rich history and reputation for quality and for famous customers, making it one of the most prominent and well known Sheffield silver makers.
The first incarnation of Mappin and Webb was created 1775, when Jonathan Mappin opened a silver workshop in Sheffield. Then the second Joseph Mappin, a knife cutler by trade, began the business as we know it today.
One of the reasons that Mappin & Webb gained such a prestigious reputation is that at one time they specialised in a specific type of Silver Plate known as Prince’s plate. Prince’s plate is a higher quality than normal silver plate, as the process uses a triple deposit of silver, and has an added coating of protection on all vertices and edges of their pieces of cutlery. The result of this is that these Mappin and Webb Prince’s plate items of cutlery wear more like sterling silver, and have far more durability.
If you are particularly interested in collecting silver pieces by Mappin & Webb Ltd but you can't find a suitable item below, please contact us and we will do our best to help find that perfect piece.