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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. 

The April silver sale further confirmed the success of the Silver department with an 89% sold rate and overall total of £940,000 (premium inc).  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. We are now accepting entries for our October Fine Silver Sale.

Forthcoming Sales

30th October - Fine Silver and Objects of Vertu - closing date for entries 7th September

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  • Recent Sale Highlights
  • A George III silver plate from Admiral Lord Nelson's Copenhagen service
    Sold For £ 32,000
  • An Austrian novelty silver elephant salt pot
    Sold For £ 450
  • An Edwardian silver Drew's Patent and Registered "En Route" Picnic basket
    Sold For £ 1,500
  • A mid-18th century Dutch silver table bell
    Sold For £ 6,000
  • A pair of silver figural candlesticks
    Sold For £ 550
  • 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
  • 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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