1773-1774 Candlestick at the Museums Sheffield, Sheffield - From the curators' comments: "[This] is decorated using the technique of repoussé in the Rococo style. Rococo comes from the French "rocaille" and was a style developed in Paris in the 18th century. It is typified by its elaborate shapes, often influenced by natural forms such as the acanthus leaf and by its free and often asymmetrical shapes."
1768 British Fish slice at the Museums Sheffield, Sheffield - From the curators' comments: "This is a silver fish slice made in London in the late eighteenth century. It was intended for use in separating and serving portions of fish. Earlier designs were more triangular and pointed and were often used to drain and serve whitebait. This server would have been used to serve portions of a larger fish."
1830s British Tea kettle at the Museums Sheffield, Sheffield - From the curators' comments: "This is a tea kettle. It was used at the table to keep a teapot supplied with hot water for making fresh tea. The kettle sits on a stand with a removable spirit lamp to keep the water hot. The kettle pivots on the stand, enabling water to be poured without removing it from the stand."
New genomic tools are enabling researchers to overturn long-held beliefs about the origins of populations, a researcher will tell the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics today (Monday). Dr Eran Elhaik, Assistant Professor of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, will say that new technologies are enabling scientists to track the origins and migrations of populations with increasing accuracy.