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.
30th October - closing date for entries 7th September
The April silver sale further confirmed the success of the Silver department with an 89% sold rate and overall total of £940,000 including premium. The top lot of the sale was a pair of James II silver candlesticks from a private collection with a hammer price of £62,000. A particular success of the auction was the sale of several private collections, two of which sold for £95,000 each. Another highlight was a French mother-of-pearl dessert service once owned by Lord Kitchener, which sold for £16,000.
The department offers a free auction valuation service and can advise on all aspects of selling silver.