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silver plate

a thin layer of silver deposited on a base metal
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THESE two cream jugs make an interesting comparison as they illustrate the two main methods used to silver-plate base metal objects.
Silver-plate sales continued to see the biggest decline in 2001, down 6.
NEW YORK-New casual and formal flatware at this week's Spring Tabletop Show here represents a response to market needs, whether that is a desire for alternative handles, the quest for more silver-plate or a means of rounding out offerings in other categories such as dinnerware.
The upstairs dinnerware and stainless-steel flatware categories posted the biggest sales gains last year, at 8 percent and 5 percent, respectively, while silver-plate flatware sales continued to decline significantly (down 13 percent) and crystal sales remained flat.
As a result of this trend, while alternative metals continue to be strong, silver-plate has been coming back to prominence over the last year and a half, he said.