Arthur Price of England Sovereign Silver Plate. The very best and most luxurious silver plate cutlery on the market, with a silver thickness of up to 40 microns. Unconditionally guaranteed for life and will offer a richness of patination, in time, that is beyond compare. Dishwasher Safe. Old English evolved in the 1750's from the Rattail pattern. The 'pip' seen on the front of the fork handle appears on the reverse of the spoon because, in the Georgiam era. spoons would have been laid face down on the table.