The Silver and Object of Vertu sales are held quarterly and include antique and modern silver, flatware, Irish and Scottish silver, foreign and whole collections, with items spanning a broad range of periods, dates and styles. The demand for quality silver is strong with small objects of vertu and private collections continuing to appeal. 

A highlight for the department is a Henry VIII mazer bowl, which sold for £250,100. 

On 25th October 2016 we were delighted to achieve three world record prices for 'Castle-top' card cases, from The Arthur Holder Collection of Silver and Vertu.  One featuring Eddistone Lighthouse and one of Arundel Castle sold for £9200 each, and one of The Post Office, Dublin, sold for £9800.  


The department offers a free auction valuation service and can advise on all aspects of selling silver. 

Forthcoming Sales

24th & 25th April - Fine Silver & Objects of Vertu. Entries are now closed for this sale.

17th & 18th July - Silver and Objects of Vertu. Entries are currently being accepted for this sale.

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  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A George III silver plate from Admiral Lord Nelson's Copenhagen service
    Sold For £ 32,000
  • A mid-18th century Dutch silver table bell
    Sold For £ 6,000
  • By Fabergé
    Sold For £ 4,000
  • A Charles II silver tankard
    Sold For £ 5,600
  • λBy H.G. Murphy
    Sold For £ 6,800
  • λBy H.G. Murphy
    Sold For £ 1,100
  • A pair of James II silver candlesticks
    Sold For £ 62,000
  • A rare James II Irish silver two-handled porringer and cover
    Sold For £ 7,500
  • λBy H.G. Murphy
    Sold For £ 250
  • A Queen Anne silver Dog-nose basting spoon
    Sold For £ 1,500
  • Previous Sales
Contact Department
Rupert Slingsby Associate Director
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424501 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
Lucy Chalmers
Tel: +44 (0)1722 424594 Fax: +44 (0)1722 424508
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