Although Matthew Boulton was not an Artisan but an industrialist, his name will always be linked to the 18th Century Silver trade. Born in 1728 Boulton would employ the latest cutting edge technology to help bolster efficiency and production in various industries and is best known for his partnership with the Steam Engine inventor James Watt. Boulton and his father had initially made and sold smaller solid silver items, but after the death of his father in 1759 Matthew's company went into producing affordable Sterling Silver Plate and Sheffield Plate tableware. Much of this was sold under the Boulton & Fothergill name. At LoveAntiques we have a good selection of antique silver and silver plated silver produced by Matthew Boulton, all from trusted sellers.