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.
24th and 25th January 2016 - Silver and Objects of Vertu
25th and 26th April - Fine Silver (closing date 3rd March 2017)