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.  Following the success of the Holder Collection, the 26th October 2016 Fine Silver sale also performed well with a top price of £15,500 for a pair of Elizabeth I apostle spoons.


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

Forthcoming Sales

24th and 25th January 2016 - Silver and Objects of Vertu (closing date for entries 25th November)

25th and 26th April - Fine Silver

  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A George III silver plate from Admiral Lord Nelson's Copenhagen service
    Sold For £ 32,000
  • A set of six late 19th century silver wine labels
    Sold For £ 2,500
  • A fine George IV presentation silver regimental ewer
    Sold For £ 5,000
  • A George III silver honey skep
    Sold For £ 4,200
  • A rare pair of Elizabeth I silver Maidenhead spoons
    Sold For £ 7,000
  • A pair of Elizabeth I silver Apostle spoons
    Sold For £ 15,500
  • A late 19th century Indian silver punch bowl
    Sold For £ 8,000
  • A fine late-19th century Russian 18 carat gold cigarette / vesta case
    Sold For £ 3,000
  • A rare William III Scottish provincial silver quaich
    Sold For £ 6,000
  • A fine George IV silver-gilt presentation vase and stand
    Sold For £ 95,000
  • 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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