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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.  

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

Forthcoming Sales

23rd & 24th January 2018 - Silver & Objects of Vertu

24th & 25th April 2018 - Fine Silver - entries are now being accepted for this sale

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  • Forthcoming Lots
  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A pair of James II silver candlesticks
    £10,000 - 15,000
  • By Fabergé, a silver model of a snail
    £3,000 - 5,000
  • A mid-18th century Dutch silver table bell...
    £1,000 - 1,500
  • A rare James II Irish silver porringer and...
    £8,000 - 12,000
  • A William and Mary silver Chinoiserie mug
    £2,000 - 3,000
  • A George II silver cream jug and silver-gilt...
    £700 - 900
  • A George III silver plate from Admiral Lord Nelson's Copenhagen service
    Sold For £ 32,000
  • A fine Victorian presentation silver centrepiece
    Sold For £ 36,000
  • By the Artificers Guild
    Sold For £ 2,300
  • A fine George IV presentation silver regimental ewer
    Sold For £ 5,000
  • An early 17th century German parcel-gilt silver tankard
    Sold For £ 4,200
  • A George III silver honey skep
    Sold For £ 4,200
  • An Elizabeth I provincial silver Seal-top spoon
    Sold For £ 4,500
  • A Victorian silver castle-top card case
    Sold For £ 1,000
  • A collection of eight menu card holders formed from medals
    Sold For £ 750
  • An early 19th century Scottish provincial silver wine label
    Sold For £ 300
  • Forthcoming Sales
  • 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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