Historically once the most desirable and global symbol of wealth, silver is still extremely treasured and valuable today. The Silver department continues to hold the highest sold rate of our departments including notable sales of English and Continental silver and objects of vertu from the 16th century to modern makers such as Nathaniel Mills, Hester Bateman, Matthew Bolton, Robert Ashbee, Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Faberge, Robert Garrad and Stuart Devlin.
On offer is a wide range of objects from fine tableware, centrepieces, candelabra and flatware to vinaigrettes, snuff boxes, card and cigarette cases at auction.
Previous highlights have included a Faberge Serpent Clock that sold for £76,000, a private collection of silver jewellery by Naum Slutzky, a George III silver creamer London c.1762, by John Schuppe from a private collection of early English and Irish silver, achieved £8,200. From the same collection an Irish snuff box, Cork c.1780, by Carden Terry sold for £8,000 and a Charles II goblet c.1677 achieving £10,000.
The departments specialist knowledge and experience of the current market has proved to be an essential combination for the successful sales both to private individuals and some of the world’s leading collectors and museums.
With a wealth of in-house experience our team of specialists are available for complimentary auction valuations and to advise on the current market. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our specialist team.